First 5 Yolo

Funded Programs FY14-15



Programs funded to enhance the Commissions’ Integrated Family Support Initiative by supporting the 2012 Community Needs Assessment findings. This funding strategy will allow family support services to reach into all areas of the county, while bolstering the county's Family Resource Centers (FRCs). Enhanced services for the Expanded FRC model includes: Resource and Referral, Parent and Nutrition Education, Financial Literacy, Early Learning activities, Fresh Food Distribution and Development Assessments.

  • Yolo Family Resource Center - Woodland, Davis, Knights Landing and Yolo: ($255,049)
  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance - West Sacramento and Clarksburg: ($198,133)
  • RISE, Inc. - Winters, Esparto and Rural Yolo County: ($105,501)

Developmental Screening Project: ($100,000) A project of the Yolo Family Service Agency funded to screen children for developmental/mental health issues so that developmental delays are identified early. Children with atypical developmental screens will receive further screening and/or additional mental health services and support as required.

Children’s Harvest Fresh Produce Distribution: (65,000) A Food Bank of Yolo County project. Funding provided for the purchase and distribution of fresh produce bi-weekly at 5 Family Resource Center locations throughout Yolo County.

Family Place Libraries: ($55,000) A project of the Yolo County Library funded to implement Family Place Library model at all Yolo County libraries on an ongoing basis to reach children/parents and to provide multi-session Family Place workshops. Redesign the library environment to be welcoming and appropriate for children beginning at birth; connect parents with the resources, programs and services offered at the library and other family service agencies; and reach out to non-traditional library users.


Increasing Access to Pediatric Dental Care: ($230,751) A project of CommuniCare Health Centers in collaboration with Winters Healthcare Foundation. Funding will expand access to dental care for low income, culturally diverse, underserved children ages 0-5 and pregnant women residing throughout Yolo County.

Health Insurance Outreach, Enrollment, Utilization and Retention: ($106,250) A Yolo County Children’s Alliance project. Funded for health insurance outreach, enrollment, utilization and retention services for uninsured children 0-5 years old.


Universal Early Learning: ($132,656) A project of RISE, Inc. Funding provides for an array of capacity building and support services for childcare and early education services in the Esparto/Capay Valley Region.

Family Literacy: ($34,512) A project of the Yolo County Library funded to implement a countywide family literacy program to include such activities as bilingual story time and bilingual family literacy workshops.


Step by Step Home Visitation: ($310,077) A project of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Yolo County Health Department. Funding provided for the implementation of Healthy Families of America Home Visitation program and Team Decision-Making and the set up of the supporting inter-agency organizational infrastructure.

Foster Family Support Programs: ($97,868) A project of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance funded to strengthen supports and resources for foster families and children in such areas as respite care, mental health services, mentoring, and funding for essential needs to promote the retention of foster families and keeping children in Yolo County.

Perinatal Substance Abuse Day Treatment Expansion: ($51,000) A project of CommuniCare Health funded to increase program capacity to serve pregnant women and women with children requiring substance abuse treatment including counseling services, childcare and transportation, and family reunification support.


Child Signature Program 1(previously UP4WS, POP/ITOP): ($100,000) CPS1 is a partnership among the City of West Sacramento, First 5 Yolo, and First 5 CA. The primary objective is to offer free, high quality and voluntary preschool to all four year old children in West Sacramento. Project provided oversight and administration of Preschool and Infant Toddler Program and Professional development for teachers.

Child Signature Program 2 & Race to the Top: ($347,200) Funding will allow City of Davis Childcare Services to recruit and support child care providers in achieving high quality sites based on specific quality indicators while establishing a Quality Rating and Improvement Scale as a reference to their current quality status. Kinder Readiness assessments will be conducted to determine if participating sites would be eligible for new county wide quality program funding in a F5CA funded program that mirrors CSP #1 (formerly POP and ITOP in West Sacramento).