Community Impact


First 5 Yolo leads efforts to champion prevention and early intervention for children and families, to build partnerships to improve systems of care, and to invest in proven programs and services. Since the inception of Proposition 10 in 1998, over $39 million has been invested in Yolo County with the understanding that the greatest opportunity to improve a child’s life occurs prenatally through the first five years of life.

Read the First 5 Yolo 2022-2023 Local Evaluation to learn more about our impact on the community.

First 5 Yolo’s 2024-2028 Strategic Plan is the road map to ensure that First 5 Yolo funds initiatives that provide a range of direct service programs and systems change efforts that benefit children ages 0-5 and their families. It was built with community input from parents, providers and stakeholders and is intended to address the unique child health and development, family support and systems change needs of Yolo County.

Program Spotlights

R2R Infographic

Help Me Grow Infographic

Welcome Baby Baseline Snapshot Download

Policy Brief: Strengthening Support for California’s Family, Friend, and Neighbor Providers

First 5 Yolo partnered with Start Early’s Early Learning Lab (ELL) to use human-centered design to help us learn how we might improve coordination and access to early childhood support services for all Yolo County children and families. A huge thanks to the providers and families from our community who shared their time and wisdom with us. Check out ELL’s 10 key insights and full report here!

and also

User Research Findings: Supporting Rural Families in Yolo County

First 5 Yolo Launches Grants for Childcare Providers

First 5 Yolo is excited to announce funding opportunities available through the Childcare Recovery Package, which aims to support Yolo County Childcare providers serving Yolo County children ages 0-5.

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First 5 Yolo Launches Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby expands First 5 Yolo’s navigation and home visiting initiative (R2R) and reaches Medi-Cal and uninsured families giving birth.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Routine Vaccinations

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need To Know about Routine Vaccinations

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Tips for Staying Healthy

For Expecting and New Parents: Tips for Staying Healthy

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What are ACEs?

And How Do They Relate To Toxic Stress? Check out this article from Harvard University to learn more:

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10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

An article detailing ways to be your child’s best education advocate.

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Donate to First 5 Yolo

Go to the county website to donate to First 5 Yolo.

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First 5 California’s Parent Guide

First 5 California’s Parent Guide.

What you need to know to help your child grow up healthy and thrive.

Family Fun Event

Family Fun Event on the last Thursday of the month at 2pm*.

Music Groups for children 0-5

Music Groups for children 0-5 every Monday morning (English) from 9:30am-10:30am and Friday morning (Spanish) from 9:30am-10:30am.

Movement and Dance Playgroup

Join us for a Movement and Dance playgroup every Wednesday from 9:30am-10:15am.

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