First 5 Contra Costa works to advance local, state and federal policies that foster more integrated systems that proactively support the wellbeing of young children and their families. We aim to increase equity using a Targeted Universalism approach, where we set bold goals to improve outcomes for all children and families, while focusing on targeted strategies to improve opportunities and outcomes for those most impacted by racial inequity.
It takes a village. First 5 Contra Costa partners with many public and private organizations, community leaders, and families in its systems change efforts. Sometimes we convene groups, while in other instances we are active members of coalitions. Together, we are stronger.
Building leaders to transform our systems. For 20 years, we have supported three Regional Groups to develop leaders that aim to advocate for and influence public systems impacting young children and their communities.