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)
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.
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.