Talking, reading and singing to your baby are the easiest ways to help him or her grow up smarter, happier and with the hope of a brighter future. Astonishingly, 80 percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 3 — and your words are a very influential part of that development. First 5 Napa County has announced the launch of a new campaign to boost the early brain development and language skills of children in Napa County from birth through age 5. Click here for resources to Talk, Read, and Sing with children.
See attached the Napa Valley Early Learning Initiative Second Year Report:
Napa Valley Early Learning Initiative Second Year Report
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence for 70 years by inspiring its 500 members to produce consistent quality wines, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.
About First 5 Napa County
California voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998 establishing the 58 Children and Families Commissions later becoming known as First 5 emphasizing the importance of a child’s first five years. Proposition 10 added a 50 cent tax on all tobacco products to provide funds to support services for children 0-5 and their families. Proposition 10 was built on research showing investments in the first five years produce significant results – for the children, their families and society. In November 2013, First 5 celebrated its 15th Anniversary and the combined community investment of over $18 million for young children, families and early care providers.