First 5 Celebrates 20 Years!

First 5 turns 20 this year – we’re still investing in the first 5 years, when 90% of brain growth happens. And we’ve learned some things along the way – like investing in making systems work better for families makes the biggest difference with our limited funding, that partnering with other agencies helps us stretch our investments, and that, no matter what, our little ones are our future and are always a good investment.

First 5 Nevada County Executive Director, Lindsay Dunckel, sums up what makes First 5 unique.