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Providing Comprehensive Services ensures children who live in poverty have access to a high-quality early childhood education during the first five years of their life.

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    Early Learning Inclusion

    Children First has a team of Early Learning Inclusion Coordinators (ELIC) who provide support to every child with a diagnosed disability. Disabilities can include but are not limited to developmental delays, autism, or sensory processing disorder. Our ELIC team works with children and their families to ensure every child receives…

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    Mental Health

    We strive to make sure every child has the tools they need to succeed and are healthy enough to learn. This includes their well-being and mental health. Any child who requires additional emotional and behavioral support can benefit from the services of our on-staff Mental Health Specialists. Our Mental Health…

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    Health & Nutrition

    We have a comprehensive Health and Nutrition program geared towards improving the overall health and well-being of the children and families we serve from the inside out. Proper nutrition is an important building block in a child’s healthy development. Every child who attends Children First receives a healthy breakfast, lunch,…

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    Health Care Institute

    In partnership with the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, Children First has been chosen to participate in a three-year Health Care Institute (HCI) for Head Start programs. HCI enables early childhood organizations to empower families with knowledge, tools and resources…

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