***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** Strategic Planning Family Needs Assessment
FAMILY NEEDS ASSESSMENT - Thursday, December 29, 2016
Are you the parent or grandparent of a child age 0 to 5 years old in Calaveras County?  Please help us identify the needs of families with young children by completing a short survey.  read more ...



Welcome to First 5 Calaveras, strengthening families and supporting them in raising healthy children ages 0 to 5 years old.


        All Calaveras County children will enter school safe, healthy, and ready to learn.


        Facilitate partnerships and fund strategies that strengthen families and support them in raising healthy         children 0-5 years old.

    Priority Areas

  • Strong Families
  • Healthy Children
  • Children Learning & Ready for School
  • Systems Integration & Collaboration

    Guiding Principles

  • A child's developmental potential is influenced prenatally, in infancy and in early childhood and may significantly impact the level of adult achievement.
  • Healthy childhood development benefits the community and therefore should be a priority of the community.
  • A healthy family is a collection of people related by birth, marriage, adoption or personal ties who take responsibility for the child and provide support in a loving, nurturing environment.
  • Strong families are crucial to a child's healthy development.
  • Family responsibility should be encouraged and supported.
  • Inclusion of all Calaveras communities, including all income levels, geographic regions, ethnic, linguistic and cultural populations and individuals or groups with special needs should be promoted in commission activities, programs and services.
  • Maximization of existing and potential resources through coordination/integration of services and creative/innovative use of available funding sources will be a priority.
  • Be responsive to new catastrophic and emergency conditions jeopardizing safety-net resources for children   

    Measurable results are expected from all Commission supported programs and services.

First 5 New Parent Kit



Have you received yours?  If you are a parent of a newborn to three year old and are interested in this FREE resource, please contact Joyce Peek at (209) 754-6916.  Kit contains Advise for a New Parent book & DVD, What to do When Your Child Gets Sick book, child’s board book, and helpful resources.



Contact Information

891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

373 St. Charles Street, Ste. B
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone: (209) 754-6914
Fax: (209) 754-1425

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday


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