First 5 Riverside, the Riverside County Children & Families Commission, is a division of the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services. We are funded by tobacco taxes generated by Proposition 10, which passed in November 1998 to help make sure that our youngest children get the best possible start in life.
In Riverside County, we support early childhood development through educational outreach, partnerships and funding for early education, health and child care services that benefit children, 0 through 5 years of age. Research shows that such support helps children develop a strong foundation for success in school and throughout their lives.
First 5 Riverside invests in partnerships that deliver results in the following areas: physical health, social-emotional health, cognitive development, a stable home environment and schools that are prepared to nourish the development of entering kindergarteners.