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By Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Special to Valley News 

First 5 program reaches families


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 1:40pm

In 1998, Proposition 10 established the First 5 program to provide early childhood development programs and services in each of California’s 58 counties.

With 90 percent of brain development occurring by age 5, the importance of early childhood development cannot be overstated. The First 5 program focuses on four main areas: health, learning, family and community. Through First 5, the state’s youngest children receive developmental screenings, high-quality preschool, dental care, parenting workshops and more.

Last year, First 5 San Diego helped more than 54,000 young children and thei...

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