Our hope is to inspire our friends and neighbors to consider what they can do to make a difference during this critical period of growth and development as well. By the age of five, 90% of human brain capacity has developed! These early years (prenatal through age five) are when a foundation is being laid for language, literacy, social skills, critical thinking, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, empathy, and every vital capacity that a person will need to build a healthy and rewarding life. 

Please scroll down to nominate someone you know who is making a difference for Lake County's youngest citizens!

First Quarter Honorees for 2018
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January: Jeff Smith, District 2 Supervisor
February: Christopher Veach, Director of Lake County Libraries
March: Kari Donley, Adventist Health's Bright Start Program; and the QRIS/IMPACT Early Childhood Coaching Team of Angela Cuellar-Marroquin, Angel Coppa and April Strait at LCOE
2nd Quarter Honorees for 2018
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AprilAna Santana, Healthy Start Director, LCOE
MayMary Prather, Grant Coord. for Easter Seals; and Brandy Perry, Resource & Referral Mgr for NCO, Inc.
JuneBarbara Green, Children's Services Coord. for Lake Co. Libraries and David & Denice Solgat, foster parents
3rd Quarter Honorees for 2018
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August: Sarah Fuchs and Pam Inman, Lower Lake High School; Wendy Gattoni and Tanya Biassotti, Healthy Start program; Natalie Baker, Konocti Realty; and Jacqui Joyce, Childcare Provider
September: Jordan O'Halloran, Lake Family Resource Center

4th Quarter Honorees for 2018
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November: Dr. Barbara Gardner, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Lakeport pediatrician