Building, advancing, and protecting early childhood systems

The California Children and Families Foundation plays a critical role in supporting California’s children age 0 5, their families, and the early childhood systems that are needed to thrive.


Our vision is that one day, California’s success will be measured by the well-being of its youngest children.

The CACFF provides learning opportunities and policy expertise to help California’s communities support our infants, toddlers, and their families. 

Mom and baby
Toddlers play games on the laptops
Dad and toddler daughter playing instruments in sitting room
Happy mixed race little kid with cute curly hair reading book at home
Our work

Three priorities for continued focus.

Our work is guided by these three priorities for an integrated whole-child and family system of care.

Priority I

Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) in All We Do

Priority II

Assert Policy Leadership & Drive Systems Change

Priority III

Facilitate First 5 Engagement, Learning & Support