Programs

An easy-to-print summary of programs with brief descriptions for fiscal year 2014/15 is available here: 2014/15 Funded Program List

First 5 Merced County is proud to provide funding for the following programs for fiscal year 2015/16:

 



Child Signature Program (C.S.P.)

First 5 Merced County Child Signature Program (CSP) Transition is a high-quality, free, voluntary, part-day preschool program for four-year olds. The program assists children in becoming personally, socially, and physically competent, effective learners, and ready to transition into kindergarten. The programs are as follows:

Program
Funding
Merced City School District - Child Signature Program Transition $60,000.00
Delhi Unified School District - Child Signature Program Transition $25,000.00
Livingston Union School District - Child Signature Program Transition $40,000.00
Merced County Community Action Agency - Child Signature Program Transition $50,000.00
Los Banos Unified School District - Child Signature Program Transition $40,000.00
Merced County Office of Education - Child Signature Program Transition $40,000.00
Atwater Elementary School District - Child Signature Program Transition $40,000.00
Dos Palos / Oro Loma Joint Unified School District - Child Signature Program Transition $40,000.00

First 5 CA CSP and Staff Qualifications


Desired Outcomes 1-3 (RFP's) Programs

First 5 Merced County also supports additional programs addressing its Desired Outcomes. These programs work with families, educators, health, and social services providers to support young children 0-5 years and their parents.

Program
Funding
Community Social Model Advocates, Inc. - Family Services $74,830.00
Merced County Human Services Agency - Parenting Center $142,000.00
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center, Inc. - L.E.A.D. the Way to Success $25,000.00
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. - Parent Empowerment Program $74,436.00
Merced County Office of Education - Abriendo Puerta (Opening Doors) in Merced County $123,814.10
Merced County Office of Education - Caring Kids $153,980.00
Merced County Office of Education - Early Quality Improvement Project $145,419.20
Golden Valley Health Centers - Children First Program $123,699.13
Merced College Child Development Center - Family Service and Community Education Program $118,947.00
Sierra Vista Chilren and Family Services - Early Mental Health Education for Providers, Children and Families $145,447.91


Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Plus Program

Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Plus program will provide professional development opportunities for licensed family child care providers and child care center staff through trainings, higher education access and incentives/stipends.

Program
Funding
Merced County Office of Education - CARES Plus $322,143.00

Desired Outcomes 3 RFP

The Desired Outcomes 3 RFP programs develop projects to provide improving health, developmental screening services and assessment needs to population of at risk children ages 0-5 years with disabilities and learning difficulties within Merced County.

Program
Funding
Livingston Community Health Services - Universal Developmental Screening for Infants and Children $70,000.00
Regents of the UC Merced - Improving the Community Infrastructure for Early Developmental Screening, Assessment, Referral and Care $177,655.22
Merced County Human Services Agency - Early Connections $205,919.00
Alliance for Community Research and Development - Web Development/Programming Services $33,603.50