About First 5

In November 1998, California voters approved the Children and Families First Act, commonly referred to as Proposition 10. Proposition 10, which levied a 50 cents per pack tax on cigarettes, was designed to fund early childhood development and anti-tobacco education programs at the local level. Madera County expects to receive approximately $2 million during the initial years of operation.

Our Vision
“All Madera County Children will thrive in supportive, nurturing and loving environments, enter school healthy and ready to learn in order to become productive, well adjusted members of society.”

Our Mission
“To enhance early childhood development, child health care and family involvement by advocating and supporting early intervention systems.”

The First 5 Madera County Commission encourages feedback from all interested parties, both residents and nonresidents of Madera County.

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