About First 5


Registration is now open for 2014 Step Up to Kindergarten!

For more information about Step Up to Kindergarten click here.

We’ve Moved!

You can now reach us at 530-274-5361 or e-mail us at info@first5nevco.org.

Come visit us at the

Child Development Center at Sierra College Nevada County Campus

250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Mailing Address:

112 Nevada City Hwy

Nevada City, CA 95959

Med Res 15th Anniversary Logo - For web use

Click the logo above for an overview of our first 15 years!

Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically in the first five years and what parents and caregivers do during these years to support their child’s growth will have a meaningful impact throughout life. Based on this research, California voters passed Proposition 10 in 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to support programs for expectant parents and children ages 0 to 5. First 5 Nevada County provides funding to community partners through contracts and initiatives. We also run a school readiness program in western Nevada County.

Our Vision: Nevada County children will thrive because they are valued; they will grow up in nurturing environments that are safe and supportive; they will have access to resources and education; and they will enter school healthy and ready to learn.

Our Mission: In partnership with the community, First 5 Nevada County creates, fosters and supports programs that promote health, wellness, and child development for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents.

For more information about who we are and what we do, about resources for parents of young children in Nevada County, or news and events, click the links below.

Register for the Early Childhood Education Workshop Series:

(Each workshop requires separate registration; click on workshop title to register)

Work-Life Balance & Mentors – April 9, 2014




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