First 5 Orange County oversees the allocation of funds from Proposition 10, which added a 50-cent tax on tobacco products sold in California. In Fiscal Year 2018/19, First 5 Orange County directed more than $25 million to provide more than 2.8 million services to more than 153,700 Orange County children ages 0-5 and their family members. Funds help pay for pediatric primary and specialty health care, children’s dental, homeless prevention, early education, and child development programs. First 5 Orange County’s goal is to ensure all children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school.
Summary: What Can We Do in One Year?
105,273 new and used books were distributed to children
Children and their family members received 144,997 emergency or transitional shelter bed nights
53,268 children participated in early literacy programs
11,382 children received preventative dental treatment
44,865 home and office visits were conducted to improve parent knowledge of healthy child development
The Annual Report Summary describes First 5 Orange County’s strategic priorities and the many programs it supports.
This year’s report also takes a look at First 5 Orange County’s vision unveiled in the new five-year Strategic Plan, carefully crafted to embrace our role as a catalyst, capacity builder and strategic investor that is partnering to create positive, scalable, and sustainable change for early childhood systems.
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