• Health

    Health

  • Ready for School

    Ready for School

  • Public Policy

    Public Policy

  • Ready for School

    Ready for School

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Commitment to Fighting Racism

The First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission is in full support of the message of Black Lives Matter. We invite all of our partners— as individuals and as organizations– to commit with us to examine our own unconscious bias and racism and the part we play in perpetuating the systematic factors that underlie and directly contribute to the suffering, oppression and discrimination of Black and Brown individuals, families and children across our country and here at home in Marin County. We pledge to work individually and as an organization to uproot racism and inequity through our actions, decisions and communications

The Commission meets nine times a year on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (there are no meetings in December, July and August unless otherwise noted).


About

First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission is an independent government agency that guides the investment of Proposition 10 funds in Marin County for the benefit of children 0 to 5.
First 5 Marin advances opportunities for all children in Marin to enter school healthy and ready to learn and to thrive with the support of their family and community.

(The Commission does not meet in July, August or December)

Program Initiatives

All Programs

Health
Health

As a primary partner in Marin’s Children’s Health Initiative, First 5 Marin funds countywide outreach and enrollment for publicly-funded health insurance, and health insurance premiums for uninsured children 0 to 5 who don’t qualify for existing public programs.

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Ready for School
Ready for School

First 5 Marin is dedicated to supporting the school readiness of all children in Marin—through access to quality early learning opportunities, support for children with social/emotional and other special needs, and by working to ensure that schools are prepared to receive all children.

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Public Policy
Public Policy

First 5 Marin aims for broad-based policy change efforts to improve the health, well-being and school readiness of young children and their families.

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Capacity Building
Capacity Building

First 5 Marin provides funding, training, technical assistance and other support to grass roots and other community groups, helping them enhance their work on behalf of children and families.

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