First 5 Napa County is committed to building effective, engaged and courageous leaders and empowered parents, in order to meet the challenges that are at the core of improving the lives of young children. Our goals include:
- Resilient Families: Parents/caregivers are resilient, self-sufficient, have social connections and can access supports in times of crisis. They understand child development and can parent positively with confidence.
- Comprehensive Health and Development: Children and families are healthy, and our health system is family-centered, prevention oriented and trauma-informed.
- Quality Early Learning: Children have the cognitive and social-emotional skills necessary to enter school ready to learn.
- System Integration and Sustainability: Create a comprehensive and integrated system of education, care, and support, that prioritizes young children and their families.
We accomplish our work, by building the capacity of the community to use authentic collaborative relationships and human-centered design to create the family and community environments necessary for the optimal health and development of young children.
First 5 Napa is centering equity in all of our work and embracing the values of marginalized communities (e.g., immigrant, Latinx, Black, LGBTQ) to heal the many issues that face Napa County’s children and families.