At its Feb. 5 meeting, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors recognized the First 5 Sacramento
Children and Families Commission on its 20th anniversary.
First 5 Sacramento was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1999 as the result of the “California and Families Act of 1998.”
Since its inception, First 5 Sacramento has recognized that 90 percent of a child’s brain is developed by the age five and is committed to the vision that Sacramento County will have strong communities where children are safe, healthy and reach their full potential.
Over the past 20 years, First 5 Sacramento has been at the forefront of providing early childhood services, advocating for policy change and supporting the capacity of providers.
By partnering with community leaders, First 5 Sacramento supports a county-wide prevention and early intervention system that is culturally competent, promotes optimal health and development, narrows disparities and improves the lives of children and their families.
First 5 Sacramento has invested over $318 million to serve nearly one million children, families and providers in Sacramento County.