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Find out the latest news on Raising Quality! and other important efforts in San Joaquin County.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:  Raising Quality! IMPACT 2020 Family, Friend and Neighbor Initiative

Does your agency excel at engaging the community in programs focused on providing quality care for young children?  Is your agency a trusted messenger that the community relies on for information and service?  Does your agency have the capacity to reach South Asian or Southeast Asian populations with culturally and linguistically appropriate services?  If your agency answered YES to the questions above, then First 5 San Joaquin and Raising Quality! invites you to respond to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Raising Quality! IMPACT 2020 Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Initiative. 

This initiative will focus on enhancing early care services provided by grandparents in underserved populations.  First 5 San Joaquin acknowledges the important roles that grandparents play in a child’s life – caregiver, mentor and teacher.  The Raising Quality! IMPACT 2020 FFN Initiative seeks to pair grandparents caring for children (ages 0 to 5) with a community-based organization to provide guidance, coaching and access to a variety of health and social services in order to enhance their caregiving skills and help ensure that the children in their care have a save and nurturing environment that allows them to thrive and grow.

To view the full RFQ please click HERE


Additional Training/Workshops

Call 953-KIDS for information on more trainings.

Registration is available on First 5 San Joaquin - Community Events and Family Resource and Referral Center - County-wide Training System also has information on trainings and workshops.

How do I learn more?

Contact First 5 San Joaquin at (209) 953-5437 or email

The Raising Quality! Seal

Raising Quality! Participant Seal

All Raising Quality! participants are able to display the Raising Quality! seal, which demonstrates their commitment to providing quality services.  Ask your child care provider if he or she is participating in Raising Quality!, or look for the Raising Quality! seal.