Grants for Licensed Child Care Programs

One-time grants for eligible family child care and center-based providers 

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through March 31, 2023, as funding allows. Find materials in multiple languages and apply.


First 5 Alameda County in the news

Why diapers are a critical first step for economic justice

When families cannot afford diapers, children cannot participate in early learning programs that are key to development. Our CEO, Kristin Spanos makes the case to end diaper need and continue the child tax credit.


Summer Break Free Meals Available 

Oakland and San Leandro are offering free meals during summer break for youth

Now that school has recessed for the summer, the cities of Oakland and San Leandro have taken up the charge and are offering free meals during the summer break at numerous locations for youth ages 18 and younger. Read more for a  list of the free summer meals sites in Oakland and San Leandro.