Programs By Name


Community Grants Initiative

Grantmaking to community-based organizations and public agencies to enhance capacity to provide strength-based, developmentally appropriate and family-centered services for families of young children.

Cultural Access Services

Translation, interpretation and outreach services for families and providers.

Early Connections

A community effort to promote wellbeing of children at risk or with social, emotional or other developmental concerns.

Fathers Corps

The Fathers Corps is devoted to the principle that helping to increase father involvement in children’s lives will significantly advance the goals of strengthening families in Alameda County.

Hayward Promise Neighborhood

Comprehensive educational and social support of Hayward children, families and residents.

Help Me Grow

System of early identification of children 0-5 with developmental, behavioral and/or social-emotional concerns.

Higher Education

First 5 funds two and four year colleges and community based organizations, provides support to support early education students to enhance professional skills, obtain higher level child development permits and complete college degrees.

Home Visiting

Funding for county and community agencies to provide pre-natal and post-partum home visits for teen parents and high risk families.

Quality Child Care

Site based coaching and specialized consultation for early care and education programs to improve quality of child care. Early Childhood Mental Health consultation is available to sites to promote positive social and emotional climate of the classroom. Programs are eligible to receive grants to make classroom improvements and incentives for teacher training.

Neighborhood Partnership Grant Project

Capacity-building partnership between First 5 Alameda County and six city libraries and park and recreation departments to offer family-centered school readiness programming in neighborhoods with low-performing schools.

Project LAUNCH

Leverage of resources, linking of services and identifying unmet needs to support the East Oakland community.

School Readiness

Preparation of children for successful transition to kindergarten.


First 5 Alameda County is a national training site of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. Touchpoints training builds on the capacity of professionals to support the expertise of families toward providing sensitive, nurturing and developmentally informed parenting.

Training @ First 5

Providers from all disciplines who serve children ages 0-5 and their families in Alameda County are welcome to attend training and networking opportunities at First 5. Continuing Education Units are provided free of charge to registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists at all qualified trainings.