One day, the success of Lake County will be measured by the wellbeing of its youngest children.

Commission Meetings

Our next regular meeting will be on September 23rd at 2:00pm via Zoom. Agenda posted 72 hours in advance.

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Smart Start Lake County

One convenient place to find local resources available to families with children prenatally through age 5.

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The Father Factor

Friday, Oct. 23rd 11:00am - 12:30pm an online training for local service providers who want to better engage fathers.

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First 5 Lake County

Our Mission

First 5 Lake builds the early childhood systems and supports needed to ensure Lake County's youngest children are safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.

First 5 Lake County

Funded Programs & Services

Each year, the First 5 Lake Commission stewards approximately $625,000 from the Proposition 10 tax on tobacco products in California. Here is how we are currently investing those funds.

Improving Children's Health

Early Access to Care

Sutter Lakeside Hospital receives First 5 funding to provide Safe Sleep classes and a Family Resource Navigator.

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 Improving Children's Development

Developmental Screening

Easterseals NorCal receives First 5 Lake funding to promote and provide developmental screenings.

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Improving Family Functioning

Parenting Education

Lake County Office of Education receives First 5 funding to provide a parenting education & resources.

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Improving Systems of Care

Collaborative Work

First 5 staff work collaboratively with many community partners to look for and fill gaps in services for families.

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Send the First 5 Lake Commission a Message:

If you want to communicate with the entire Commission, you can complete this form. Correspondence will be shared at the next regular meeting.
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Contact or Connect with Us

First 5 Lake Staff:
Carla Ritz, Executive Director, critz.first5@lakecountyca.gov

1173 Eleventh Street, Lakeport CA 95453