Sustainability and Scale
First 5 believes all young children deserve to be healthy, happy and ready to learn. Californians do too; that’s why voters passed Proposition 10 and created First 5 in 1998. There has been no significant reinvestment in First 5 in 20 years, however, and revenues are declining.
Fulfill the voter-approved Proposition 10 mandate: “To create a comprehensive and integrated delivery system of information and services to promote early childhood development.”
• Explore and advance additional revenue sources for services to children and families.
• Improve and integrate data systems to track and evaluate children’s outcomes.
• Regulate tobacco products and promote smoking cessation.
• Mitigate public health risks that widely affect children’s health and wellbeing.
• Promote and sustain First 5’s role in building systems of care for young children and their families.