First 5 Stanislaus
Digital Annual Report 2019

Moving with Purpose

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Welcome to our Report
Letter from Leadership

There is nothing like the sparkle in a child’s eye. Just one smile and spontaneous giggle from them can pierce your heart and change your outlook. They are amazing to watch.

Children are always on the move and so is First 5 Stanislaus. 2018 was an amazing journey as we charted a new course for the future of children and families in Stanislaus County.

We engaged a highly collaborative community process that ended the year with an updated strategic direction for First 5 Stanislaus and a new five-year strategic plan. Our mission continues to be powerful, as we look to be a catalyst to give children and families the best start. We will be unfolding our new plan throughout 2019 and over the next several years.

While we spent tremendous energy on planning in 2018, the work of First 5 continued to be strong and reach families every day through our amazing partnerships.

This year’s report features interviews with our partners and friends from the Parent Resource Center. Come and take a look at the powerful work done in our community during 2018 and see how it has changed lives. We’re MOVING WITH PURPOSE.

David Jones
Executive Director
Kathy Harwell

Moving the mission


children, parents and providers reached

Empowering great families every day is what we do and our passion.

Moving in the lives of parents and families


children's parents received education and support

Healthy families give children the best start. We love to provide a variety of resources to help build strong children and families.

Moving to help children read


children's families participated in literacy services

Reading is one of the most important things to prepare a child to succeed. Reading with them out loud together is a great step on the journey.

Moving to screen children


developmental screenings received by children

Early developmental screenings are an important way to monitor the development of children. Asking the right questions can help children succeed in life.

Book Day!

Reading brings power. We were thrilled to distribute more than 700 books to our community partners during a special Book Day! event that we hosted. Nearly a dozen organizations came and loaded up bags of books to distribute to children and families around our community. Our desire is to elevate the love of reading in children and families as a key to success and empowerment.

More than 700 books distributed to partners.

Early Childhood Education Events

When more than 200 early childhood educators get together in one room, you know great things are going to happen. The energy is electric! We continue to value our important partnership with the Stanislaus County Office of Education to provide two different training conferences that brought more than 400 of these valuable people together to learn, share and grow.

More than 400 early childhood educators trained.

Community Capacity Building

More than 250 people working in 0-5 community organizations received free training sponsored by First 5 Stanislaus. The trainings were largely the result of a strategic partnership with the company Strategies 2.0. Subject areas for this past year included topics such as Trauma Informed Care, Reflective Supervision, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Youth Thrive. First 5 also continued piloting the use of webinars for training and more than 70 people attended the Taking Care of Yourself training presented by CSU Stanislaus professor Jennifer Johnson.

More than 320 people trained.


To be a catalyst to help give
children and families the best start.

Result Areas

Improved Family Functioning
Improved Family Functioning

Families are receiving support.
The parents of 9,328 children received family support services through countywide Family Resource Centers or other programs. 1,660 received more intensive services focused on improving child abuse risk factors.

Parents are gaining knowledge and improving parenting skills.
The parents of 1,469 children attended parenting classes to increase parenting skills and knowledge.

Caregivers are screened for depression and linked to additional support.
Of the 1,427 children 0-5 whose caregivers were screened for depression, 353 children 0-5 had a caregiver referred for mental health services as a result.

Children are flourishing in stable environments.
396 children experienced improvements in their family environment after being enrolled in respite childcare.

Improved Child Development
Improved Child Development

Parents are reading with their children.
The families of 782 children 0-5 increased the time spent reading with their children at home after receiving literacy services.

Children are being screened and identified for developmental delays.
1,048 children 0-5 were screened for educational developmental issues and 73 were reported as being referred for further assessments or services.

Children are preparing to enter Kindergarten and be successful.
119 children participated in the Kindergarten Readiness Program at school sites across the county that helped prepare them for Kindergarten.

Improved Health
Improved Health

Infants are born robust.
130 infants were born term after their mothers participated in a healthy birth program. 92% of the mothers initiated breastfeeding.

Improved Systems of Care
Improved Systems of Care

Strengthening families with knowledge.
Families of 5,839 children have increased knowledge and use of community resources.

Leveraging Prop 10 funds.
Prop 10 funded programs brought in more than $7.6 million from other funding sources during fiscal year ’18-’19, increasing the level of services for children 0-5 and their families. Of that $7.6 million, nearly $5.6 million came from funding sources outside of Stanislaus County.

*Data reported by contractors.

Committed to diversity
and equity

of clients served through First 5 Stanislaus are from Hispanic, Asian, African American, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native or multi-racial population groups.

Ethnicity of Clients Served in Prop 10 Programs *

Hispanic 65%
White 19%
Asian 4%
Multiracial 3%
African American 4%
Pacific Islander <1%
American Indian or Alaska Native <1%
Other or Unknown 5%
* Data reported by First 5 funded programs in Stanislaus County
Early Childhood Education Events

Key Statistics and Outcomes

Statistics and Outcomes

children 0-5 received mental health services


of children who received a second child development screening had their score fall into the normal range after receiving mental health services


of parents whose children participated in mental health services (8/8) reported a reduction in their child’s mental health symptoms and improvements in child functioning


early education sites received 770 hours of mental health consultation and training


of early education providers (8/8) reported improved skills and confidence in working with difficult children after receiving mental health consultation


children 0-5 received fluoride varnish


of children (646/646) indicated increased knowledge after receiving oral health instructions, teeth brushing demonstration and educational materials


home visits were made to 65 at-risk pregnant women


of participants (1,663/1,748 duplicated) report making positive changes based on health, nutrition, and safety classes


of case managed families (21/21) reported making positive changes for themselves or children


of babies (141/158) born to women participating in a healthy birth program were a healthy weight at birth

*All data reported by contractors.

Our Financials

Total Budget: $6,388,193

Improved Family Functioning (Family Support, Education, and Services) $2,739,679 (43%)
Improved Health (Health Education and Services) $2,309,735 (36%)
Improved Child Development (Child Development Services) $28,500 (0.4%)
Improved Systems of Care $12,000 (0.2%)
Administration $354,245 (6%)
Evaluation $32,516 (1%)
Other Programs (Includes Contingency Fund) $911,518 (14%)


2017 2018 2019
Program revenues $4,833,041 $4,557,237 $4,879,905
General revenues $49,009 $73,890 $236,121
Total revenues $4,882,050 $4,631,127 $5,116,026
Total Expenses $6,346,303 $6,571,340 $5,030,104
Deficiency of revenues
Over expenses ($1,464,253) ($1,940,213) $85,922
Beginning net position $9,431,758 $7,967,505 $6,027,292
Ending net position $7,967,505 $6,027,292
Current assets $9,014,467 $7,050,810 $7,125,134
Capital assets, net $2,917 $1,214 $0
Total assets $9,017,384 $7,052,024 $7,125,134
Total Deferred Outflows of Resources $344,028 $281,748 $440,922
Current liabilities $643,400 $477,655 $639,764
Long-term liabilities $744,526 $817,284 $792,839
Total liabilities $1,387,926 $1,294,939 $1,432,603
Total Deferred Inflows of Resources $5,981 $11,541 $20,239
Net Position
Net investment in capital assets $2,917 $1,214 $0
Restricted net position $7,964,588 $6,026,078 $6,113,214
Total net position $7,967,505 $6,027,292 $6,113,214

Our Funded Partners

2018-2019 Commissioners

Vicki Bauman

School Representative

Ignacio Cantu, Jr.

Community Representative

Vito Chiesa

Supervisor, District 2

David Cooper, M.Ed.

Community Representative

Kathy Harwell, M.P.A.

Chair, Community Services Agency

Mary Ann Lilly-Tengowski, M.B.A.

Health Services Agency

Nelly Paredes-Walsborn, Ph.D.

Vice Chair, Community Representative

George Skol

Community Representative

Julie Vaishampayan, M.D., M.P.H.

Public Health Officer

Board of Supervisors

Kristin Olsen

District 1

Vito Chiesa

District 2

Terry Withrow

District 3

Tom Berryhill

District 4

Jim DeMartini

District 5