The School Readiness Initiative ensures children are ready for school and schools are ready for children by providing quality early care and education services, providing parental support and education, and increasing a school's readiness for children.
As most parents know, a healthy child is not always happy, but an unhealthy child will eventually lead to an unhappy family. First 5 SLO County wants to see all families living happy and healthy lives. To that end we invest in programs that impact family health at the earliest possible age.
ONE MONTH.. ONE MONTH!!! HURRY & NOMINATE THAT HERO! WHAT: 5th annual Hands-on Heroes Awards Nominations DEADLINE: February 12, 2015 WHO: Individuals in our county who work with great passion & dedication to improve the lives of our youngest children WHY: Because children should be... (read more)
We're holding out for some Heroes!!! Do YOU know one?!
WHAT: 5th annual Hands-on Heroes Awards Nominations WHEN: Open December 1st! WHO: Individuals in our county who work with great passion & dedication to improve the lives of our youngest children ... (read more)
How can we best protect our little ones from illness? It's a timely topic as children head back to school! First 5 SLO Commissioners and Pediatricians Dr. Penny Borenstein & Dr. Mike McNerney recently helped to lead this important dialogue on KCBX's "Central Coast Voices." Click the link below to listen!... (read more)
We're already planning! Can we count on you?! Please mark your calendars for next year's Hands-on Heroes & Champions of Youth Awards Dinner: April 23rd, 2015 at Embassy Suites in SLO. You'll find more information... including a photo gallery of this year's event... right here on our website! Such... (read more)
Our Children, Our Future! SAVE THE DATE!
WHAT: 1st Annual Child Health, Education & Care Summit