Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically in the first five years and what parents and caregivers do during these years to support their child’s growth will have a meaningful impact throughout life. Based on this research, California voters passed Proposition 10 in 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to support programs for expectant parents and children ages 0 to 5. First 5 Nevada County distributes approximately $700,000 a year in Prop. 10 revenues to programs and services that meet local needs.
For information about First 5 California, see www.ccfc.ca.gov
Visit First 5 Nevada County’s website at: www.first5nevco.org
Questions? Comments? We’d love to hear from you:
Executive Director, Lindsay Dunckel
phone: (530) 274-5361
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