First 5 SLO County Awards Nearly $3 Million to Local Programs

June 18th, 2018


First 5 San Luis Obispo County Awards Nearly $3 Million to Community

Local Programs Receive Critical Funds to Support Young Children & Families

These First 5-funded partners are dedicated to addressing many needs in early childhood, including but not limited to health screenings, early childhood and literacy programs, breastfeeding support, family support counseling, quality enhancements within childcare centers and preschools, and resources for families raising children with special needs.

“All the evidence is there— that when we invest in those early years— we help to build a solid foundation for life,” said Wendy Wendt, Executive Director, First 5 San Luis Obispo County. “By working together to ensure that every child has a vibrant and healthy start with the opportunity to achieve a successful tomorrow— we strengthen our communities as a whole.”

This year marks First 5’s 20th anniversary of working to give kids get the best possible start in life. The agency was established in 1998 by California Proposition 10, a voter-approved initiative that added a 50-cent tax on tobacco products—creating a dedicated source of funding for programs that serve children from prenatal development through age 5 and their families.

Contact:Misty Livengood, Communications Officer, (805)781-4058

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