For more information about Step Up to Kindergarten, our FREE kindergarten readiness camps, click here.
For information about the Science Discovery Preschool, click here.

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.

Early Childhood Education Series:

To register for a class click on the link or call 530-274-5361.

All workshops are from 6:00-8:30 at Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, Ca 95959.

A light dinner is provided.

Supervision of Children – presented by Carol Viola – March 19, 2015

Hands on Math – presented by UC Davis, Childcare at Its Best – April 16, 2015


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