About First 5
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.
Upload a picture of your little cutie in their Halloween costume and be entered to win one of 5 baskets of preschool books! Five winners will be randomly selected. Please leave your email address or telephone number on the author line, so that you can be notified if you win! In submitting the photo you give us permission to publish it on our webpage/facebook/printed materials.
Register for the Early Childhood Education Workshop Series:(Each workshop requires separate registration; click on workshop title to register)
Presenters: Mary Anne Kreshka & Morgan Best, Sierra College Child Development Center, and Lindsay Dunckel, First 5 Nevada County
Join us for dinner and an exploration of how intentionally arranging the environment in early childhood settings can change feelings and behaviors! We’ll create a little magic in the Houser Room so you can experience this for yourself and we’ll discuss how changing the environment is often the ‘easy way’ to change child behavior. You’ll leave with ideas, inspirations, and a sensory activity you made yourself.
Presentors: Meg Luce, MFT and Lindsay Duckel, First 5 Nevada County
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