How We Work

Since our inception in 1998, First 5 Contra Costa has improved outcomes for children prenatal to age 5 by playing many different roles: funder, convener, and advocate. With our latest Strategic Plan, we have refined our approach to focus on the strategies that will have the biggest and most long-standing impact on young children and their families. 

Working in partnership with others, First 5 Contra Costa aims to change systems of services and supports to better meet the needs of young children and their families. We will approach systems change through four strategies:

  • Advocacy & Community Engagement
  • Research
  • Capacity Building
  • Resource Connection

Using these strategies in our three focus areas, we will change the health, early childhood education, and other social service systems to work better for young children and their families.


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