About Us

What We Do

The Lighthouse for Children is a centralized hub of initiatives, services, and training spaces supporting young children and their families. Community partners offer families a learning environment where they feel safe, supported, and prioritized. 

Lighthouse for Children, Inc., a 501 3(c) non-profit, was created by First 5 Fresno County (F5FC) in order to build the Lighthouse for Children facility (LFC). Learn more about our parent organization, First 5 Fresno County, on their official website.

Please note that the LFC does not directly provide services or employment. If you need assistance with LFC programs or employee verifications, please reach out to the LFC partners or tenants directly.

Our Facility

This three-story community building houses the Child Development Center, the Community Learning Center, conferencing, office space for community agencies, and First 5 Fresno County’s administrative offices.

Facility Floor 1

The first floor has a quality 5-star Child Development Center that cares for children 6 weeks old to 5 years of age and includes a beautiful natural playground.

Facility Floor 2

The second floor houses the offices of First 5 Fresno County, Fresno Superintendent of Schools, & Simpson Speech and Language and the Community Learning Center.

Facility Floor 3

The third floor houses the FRIENDS Program. Meeting and conferencing space are available for rent to partners or agencies seeking a suitable venue.

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    Our Leadership

    Our History

    Lighthouse for Children, Inc. leveraged the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, which was established by Congress to spur revitalization efforts of low-income communities across the nation, to build out the state-of-the-art facility for children. The NMTC program provided financing assistance for constructing the Lighthouse for Children facility in Downtown Fresno which held its grand opening on April 24, 2015. Lighthouse for Children, Inc. is governed by a board that provides direction on activities and affairs.

    Board of Directors

    Board Chair
    Brian Pacheco
    First 5 Fresno County Commissioner
    County of Fresno Supervisor District 1
    Hugo Morales
    First 5 Fresno County Commissioner
    Radio Bilingüe Founder & Executive Director
    Susan L. Holt
    First 5 Fresno County Commissioner
    County of Fresno Department of Behavioral Health Director
    Stacy F. Sablan
    Sablan Law Business & Healthcare Advisors Co-founder

    Board Meetings & Documents

    Board meetings are public and are held on an as-needed basis. All meeting agendas are posted here 72 hours prior to each meeting. The public is encouraged to attend. If you need special accommodations to participate in a meeting, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

    Upcoming Meetings

    Upcoming Meetings to be Announced

    Have a specific question or concern about your child/ren?

    Contact us today at (559) 558-4900 or fill out this form to be contacted.

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