Is your child meeting developmental milestones?
Because your child’s first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. You are invited to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQs) to help you keep track of your child’s development. The questionnaire may be completed every 2-, 4- or 6-month period. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills. There are two screenings for you to complete:
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First 5 El Dorado receives approximately $1.2 million annually through revenues generated by Proposition 10 passed by California voters in 1998. These funds are used to enhance or fund new programs, services and infrastructure supportive of young children and families. The aim is to invest effectively in a network of prevention and early intervention services for families with young children.
Since 2001, approximately $14.8 million dollars has been awarded to programs throughout the county. First 5 El Dorado supports building partnerships among agencies, organizations and the private sector, leveraging local resources to increase the value of its investments. The Commission identifies strategies based on research and best practice models to support services that make a difference in the lives of young children, and directs resources to build a comprehensive early childhood service system.
It is the goal of the Commission to serve as a voice and advocate for young children by developing Initiatives that meet the best interests of children zero through five years and their communities. The six Commission Initiatives are integral pieces to the local comprehensive early childhood system. The overall goal for Commission investments is for all children to enter school ready to learn.“The people of El Dorado County will promote nurturing, stable and loving family environments so that all children enter school physically and emotionally healthy, ready to learn.” - Vision “First 5 El Dorado Commission is committed to improving the lives of children 0 through 5 and their families by promoting, enhancing, and developing comprehensive early childhood systems through collaborative partnerships, early care and education, health, and community services.” – Mission
These Initiatives assist families to ensure their children are healthy, have access to community resources, are developing appropriately, are engaged in language and literacy activities and attend high quality early care and education programs. Together, these Initiatives create a continuum of care prenatally through kindergarten entrance.