Resources - First 5 California
First 5 California was created by voters under Proposition 10 to recognize that children's health and education are a top priority, especially in the early years of development.
Research shows that critical brain growth and other developmental milestones take place during the earliest years of a child's life. Making those years count is what First 5 California is all about. Our focus is to educate parents and caregivers about the important role they play in their children's first years.
Since 1998, we have invested millions of dollars to design comprehensive programs that address the needs of children ages 0 to 5 and their families. Currently, our programs are centered around the child, parent, and teacher to improve early childhood outcomes in the areas of health and nutrition, early literacy and language development, quality child care, and smoking cessation.
We work with our statewide partners in each county to ensure our programs are reaching the children and families that need it most to ensure they enter school healthy and ready to learn.
Our promise is to continue to invest in services and programs that directly benefit children and families, and to advocate for a sustainable early education system for future generations.For more information, visit resource Website >
First 5 Lake County funds many programs throughout our area for families with children newborn through 5 years old.More Details >
Mother-Wise is a friendly, volunteer-based Home Visiting program that also hosts groups for expecting and new moms.More Details >
Get your 3 or 4 year old children ready for Kindergarten by enrolling them in preschool!More Details >
Lake Family Resource Center strengthens our community one family at a time.More Details >
Easter Seals Bay Area’s early intervention services offer a comprehensive, research-based treatment program for children from birth to three years of age diagnosed with or showing signs of a developmental delay, or who may be considered high risk of having a developmental delay.More Details >
The Lake County Libraries provide materials to the public free of charge and access to the internet via wifi and our public computers.More Details >
Healthy Start offers a wide variety of services that focus on supporting academic success, and building personal strengths for children, youth and families.More Details >
WIC is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.More Details >
AAI’s purpose and vision is to provide rural families with a service that is dedicated to supporting children with autism and other developmental delays.More Details >
From Behavioral Health to Substance Abuse, Community Based to Residential, all RCS programs are built to empower, encourage, and sustain success while providing unconditional care and positive interactions.More Details >
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.More Details >
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is an organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care.More Details >