Quality Early Learning


First 5 Yolo invests in programs that ensure children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

90% of critical brain development happens in the first 5 years of life. Neural circuits, which create the foundation for learning, behavior and health, are most flexible or “plastic” during the first three years of life. Over time, they become increasingly difficult to change. (First 2000 Days)


Every Child Ready To Read

Offered in English, Spanish and Russian at Yolo County Libraries and focuses on enhancing early learning by encouraging literacy and socialization. Davis, Yolo, West Sac, Winters, Esparto, Woodland, and Clarksburg.


IMPACT 2020

A combination of NPP for family friend and neighbor and family engagement labs and Quality Counts California early learning initiatives. NPP is an evidence-based family centered and trauma informed curriculum to keep children safe by teaching caregivers more nurturing and positive parenting and child rearing practices, designed to meet the family’s needs based on their parenting strengths and weaknesses.IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs and All Children Thrive) aims to enhance the quality of existing early childcare and preschool programs in Yolo county by providing training, assessments and supports inclusive of the full range of licensed providers in order to ensure that high-impact communities are fully reached.

10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

An article detailing ways to be your child’s best education advocate.

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2019 Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children (birth through 6 years)

Take a look at CDC’s helpful charts! Available in both English and Spanish.

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Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Tipsheet

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

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Donate to First 5 Yolo

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

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Don’t Wait – Vaccinate!

A PSA from First 5 Yolo

Family Dance Party via Zoom

Family Dance Party every Wednesday at 10:30am via Zoom! See below for details.

Developmental Sensory Playgroup

Every Tuesday at 9:30am join the Developmental Sensory Playgroup via Zoom! See below for details.

Census 2020

It’s important for everyone to be counted in the Census! Fill out your Census at https://2020census.gov/ .

COVID-19 Guidelines: School Closures – What to do at Home

An overview of the strategies implemented in Yolo County and helpful links and resources to talk with children about Covid-19 and keep them busy and engaged.

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