The first 5 years impact a lifetime
The First 5 Early Learning Centers are a place for parents to spend quality time with their children in a safe play time environment.  There are 2 locations currently serving families:

Legacy Court, 1950 Parallel Drive
Monday 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
Clearlake ELC

14085-2 Lakeshore Drive:  Tues thru Thurs 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

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

 Jeff Smith
 Supervisor-District 2

 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, Community Benefit Specialist - Sutter Lakeside Hospital



 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

Contact Info: 

1950 Parallel Drive
Lakeport, CA  95453

707.263.6171 fax