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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
     March 23rd
    April 27
    May 25th

"Conversation to keep your family strong"
Valley Springs Parent Cafe
   Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wired Kids/Technology Safeguards  
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Location: Valley Springs Elementary School  (6:00-8:00 pm)

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

 A Candle Light Vigil to Spread Hope that Child Abuse will End Through Community Awareness and Assistance.
Wear Blue
April 12th at 5:15pm