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

Commission Meetings

The next regular meeting of the First 5 Lake Commission will be held on June 23, 2021 at 2:00pm. Agenda and meeting documents will be posted 72 hours in advance.

View 2020-21 Meeting Documents

COVID-19 Impact Survey

First 5 Lake County wants to understand the impact of COVID-19 on Lake County families with children 0-5 and what helped.  Prize drawings for $50 Wal-Mart gift cards and Annual Passes to CA State Parks will be held throughout June.

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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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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, 707-510-7145
Georgia Epperson, Program Support Specialist, gepperson.first5@lakecountyca.gov, 707-263-6169

1173 Eleventh Street, Lakeport CA 95453