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.
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.