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First 5 Calaveras

Strengthening families and supporting them in raising healthy children ages 0 to 5 years old.


        All Calaveras County children will enter school safe, healthy, and ready to learn.


        Facilitate partnerships and fund strategies that strengthen families and support them in raising healthy children 0-5 years old.

    Priority Areas

  • Strong Families
  • Healthy Children
  • Children Learning & Ready for School
  • Systems Integration & Collaboration

    Guiding Principles

  • A child's developmental potential is influenced prenatally, in infancy and in early childhood and may significantly impact the level of adult achievement.
  • Healthy childhood development benefits the community and therefore should be a priority of the community.
  • A healthy family is a collection of people related by birth, marriage, adoption or personal ties who take responsibility for the child and provide support in a loving, nurturing environment.
  • Strong families are crucial to a child's healthy development.
  • Family responsibility should be encouraged and supported.
  • Inclusion of all Calaveras communities, including all income levels, geographic regions, ethnic, linguistic and cultural populations and individuals or groups with special needs should be promoted in commission activities, programs and services.
  • Maximization of existing and potential resources through coordination/integration of services and creative/innovative use of available funding sources will be a priority.
  • Be responsive to new catastrophic and emergency conditions jeopardizing safety-net resources for children.
    Measurable results are expected from all Commission supported programs and services.
Did you know?

"Conversations to Keep Your Family Strong Series"
    Thursdays at West Point Elementary School
   January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, April 27 & May 25th

"Conversation to keep your family strong"
Valley Springs Parent Cafe
   Wednesday, February 15, 2017
   Wednesday, March 15, 2017
   Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Location: Valley Springs Elementary School  (6:00-8:00 pm)

"The Nurtured Heart Approach" Series
   Tuesdays at Valley Springs Elementary-Rm2
*****Two part series*****
   February 21st & 28th

“Conversaciones que Fortalecen la Familia”
   Valley Springs Elementary School (Salón #2)   
   Eero 19, Febrero 16, Marzo 16 y Abril 20