First 5 Sacramento
Research shows that a child’s brain develops dramatically during the first five years and what parents do during these years to support their child’s growth will have a meaningful impact throughout life. Positive family interactions during this time have a profound effect on the way children grow and develop, so establishing a foundation for future success in school is critical. First 5 Sacramento funds program services that give parents and caregivers the tools necessary to ensure their children reach their greatest potential.
First 5 California
First 5 California was created by voters under Proposition 10 to recognize that children's health and education is a top priority, especially in the early years of development.
Research shows 90 percent of a child's brain develops in the first five years of life. Making those years count is what First 5 California is all about. The focus is to educate parents and caregivers about the important role they play in their children's first years.