The first 5 years impact a lifetime
This past Sunday on 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey focused our attention on childhood trauma and how it impacts development and health across a person's lifetime.  This is a cause near and dear to our hearts at First 5 Lake.  CLICK ON THIS LINK to learn more about the show and how it has changed the way Oprah views intervention and social change.  
"This story is so important to me, and I believe to our culture, that if I could dance on the table tops right now to get people to pay attention to it, I would."

Vision Statement

All Lake County children will grow up in safe, supportive and healthy environments,
and enter school healthy and ready to learn.


 Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent of Schools - Lake  County Office of Education

 Crystal Markytan, Director - Department of Social  Services

 VICE CHAIR Denise Pomeroy, Director - 
 Department of Health Services

 Tina Scott - Supervisor, District 4

 Susan Jen, Director                                                             Health Leadership Network

 CHAIR Pam Klier, Retired Kindergarten Teacher -  Lakeport Elementary School

 Laurie Daly, Ed.D.                                                      Professor of Early Childhood Education - Woodland  Community College, Lake County Campus

 Carly Swatosh, Education Specialist - Lake County  Office of Education

 Allison Panella - Family Advocate



 Mission Statement

First 5 Lake will inspire and promote healthy, safe, happy, and family-centered experiences for children 0-5 through partnerships with local families and service providers.


 Carla Ritz, Executive Director

 Vicki Hays, Secretary II


1950 Parallel Drive
Lakeport, CA  95453

707.263.6171 fax