About Us

First 5 Sierra County

The First 5 Sierra County Children and Families Commission (herein referred to as First 5 Sierra) was formed following the passage of California Proposition 10 (Prop 10). The Prop 10 initiative added taxes on cigarette and other tobacco products to fund early childhood health, development and education programs, family supports, and systems change efforts designed to improve services for young children and their families.

 

First 5 Sierra operates under the policy direction of the First 5 Sierra Children and Families Commission.  It has an annual budget of approximately $300,000 made up of Prop 10 funds.  As a small county, First 5 Sierra is dependent on Small Population County Augmentation Funds (SPCFA) provided by First 5 California. Funds are used to provide services and make system improvements that support young children and families. The aim is to invest effectively in a network of prevention and early intervention supports for families with young children.

Vision 

First 5 Sierra envisions a future where…

Children in Sierra County grow up in a community that supports optimal health, education, and well-being.

Mission 

The mission of First 5 Sierra is to…

Effectively invest in early child development, family strengthening services, and systems change efforts.

strategic pLAN

First 5 Sierra has established, as mandated by law, this strategic plan in order to effectively guide the Commission in its efforts to realize its vision and achieve its mission

Click here to download the First 5 Sierra Strategic Plan 2021-2024