Our Funded Programs
First 5 Funded Programs
Every 4 years, First 5 Tuolumne provides grant opportunities for specific priority areas. The current grant cycle ends after the 2022/2023 fiscal year.
Imagination Library- REGISTER HERE
With support from the Sonora Area Foundation, Friends of the Tuolumne County Library, and Adventist Health Sonora, First 5 Tuolumne is proud to offer the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This fantastic program provides free books to all Tuolumne County Children from ages 0-5, mailed directly to them, at no cost. It is a great way to build your child’s love of reading, boost brain development, and relax at bedtime.
ATCAA Family Learning Center
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Dental Help Fund
This program, which focuses on improvements in early childhood education, is funded by First 5 California and supported by local leveraged funds and resources. Teachers are supported with opportunities for professional development linked to the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). (First 5 CA grant supports services at approximately $82,000/year through FY 20-23).
Infant Child Enrichment Services (ICES) Raising Healthy Families
ICES will receive up to $564,790 over a four year period (FY 19-20 through FY 22-23) to provide home visiting services and parenting instruction to families who have been identified as at risk of child abuse, expanding these services to more families in the community. The program will also provide a number of age-specific parenting classes to parents with young children throughout Tuolumne County. The Commission has provided partial funding for this program since FY 01-02.
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Quality Rating Improvement System
Smile Keepers Early Dental Prevention and Treatment
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Supporting Early Education and Development (SEED)
The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office will receive up to $418,000 over a four year period (FY 19-20 through FY 22-23) to administer the SEED Program. Funds shall be used to promote the social and emotional development of young children. Activities will include ongoing consultation and training at early childhood education sites, with a focus on implementing elements of the evidence-based tools, curriculum and approach of the Center for Social-Emotional Foundations for Learning and CLASS social-emotional components. The program will also provide individual consultation for children who have significant social-emotional delays. The Commission has provided funding for programs that promote social-emotional development since FY 03-04. Tuolumne Co. Behavioral Health PEI funds provide $20,000 in support.
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Babies Born Each Year in tuolumne county
Years Serving children and families
Commission Agendas and Minutes
First 5 Tuolumne meets the First Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
April 6, 2022
February 2, 2022
December 1, 2021
August 5, 2020