Early Childhood Education

High quality early learning programs impact children’s future.

Our Early Childhood Education initiative helps ensure children have high-quality early learning experiences that help them succeed in school and in life.

The years between birth and age 5 are critical for brain development, and how parents and others interact with children during this time makes a difference in their future learning, behavior, and health. Nurturing, supportive relationships impact children’s academic and emotional well-being in the short and long-term.

First 5 Contra Costa offers powerful professional development learning opportunities for early educators, supports continuous program quality improvement, and works to strengthen the systems that support early learning programs, including the workforce.