The 2016-21 First 5 El Dorado Strategic Plan established Community Hubs in each of the county’s Education and Supervisorial Districts to increase access to services and build family skills in navigating those services. Five Hubs were formed, one within each district, where the local library branch served as the primary service delivery location.
Community Hubs are your local library, where Navigators connect children, individuals and families with community resources.The 5 Hubs in El Dorado County are located at the El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville, Georgetown, and South Lake Tahoe libraries. Navigators assist community members of any age, free of charge. They provide information, individualized support, and group activities to strengthen our community.
By ordinance, the Commission will “create and implement comprehensive, collaborative, and integrated system of information and services to promote, support and optimize early childhood development from the prenatal stage through five years of age”. Since 2016, the Commission has invested over $4.5 million (an average of $750,000 annually) to align Community Hubs. Hubs have engaged 13,645 children ages 0-5 and 12,421 primary caregivers over the last six years, nearly 1 in 4 (23%) children under the age of 6 in the County annually.
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