About Us

Mission Statement

First 5 Yolo’s mission is to assist our community to raise children who are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. We will ensure that our resources are effectively used and that all community voices are heard.

Formation & Funding

Following the passage of Proposition 10, First 5 Yolo was formed as the Yolo County Children and Families Commission (YCCFC). Starting in 1999, First 5 Yolo was known as YCCFC, but in 2005 the Commission officially adopted the name First 5 Yolo to further spotlight its mission of service to children in the first 5 years of life and their families.

The Prop 10 initiative added a 50-cent-per-pack tax on cigarette sales to fund programs promoting early childhood development for children ages 0-5 and their families. The collected tax monies allocated to Yolo County are administered by the First 5 Yolo Commission, which consists of appointees from each county supervisorial district, county department representatives, and chaired by a member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The Commission is charged with the local implementation of the stated goals of Prop 10: to ensure children are learning and ready for school, families are strong and self sufficient, children are healthy, and systems and services are integrated and accessible. For more information on Prop 10 statewide, please go to the First 5 California state website.

Since the passage of Proposition 10, over $32 million in revenue has been generated to serve children and families in Yolo County. First 5 Yolo, the agency that administers the county’s Proposition 10 revenue allocation, is dedicated to serving the needs of the county’s youngest residents through direct services and systems change efforts. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16, First 5 Yolo invested approximately $1.6 million in programs that address one or more of the Commission’s four priority areas: Improved Child Development; Improved Child Health; Improved Family Functioning; and Improved Systems and Networks.

Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Tipsheet

For more information about child abuse and neglect, view this tipsheet.

Donate to First 5 Yolo

Go to the county website to donate to First 5 Yolo.

First 5, partners launch ‘All Together Now’ campaign for California’s young kids

In mid-August, First 5 joined with fellow early childhood advocates to launch All Together Now, a new campaign and rallying cry to amplify the need to make policies, practices, and systems better for California’s kids.

Summer Events at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library

Stay cool and enjoy these special programs held during the month of July at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library.

Lunch at the Library

Free summer lunches at the library all summer long for everyone 18 and under!

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

This video from the Center on Developing Child at Harvard University breaks down serve and return into 5 simple steps.

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