The California Children and Families Commission was established after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998. Proposition 10 added a 50 cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, child care, and other programs to promote early childhood development for expectant parents and children up to age 5.
Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development in the wake of a growing body of scientific evidence indicating that children’s emotional, physical, social, and developmental environments have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.
In 1999, the Mono County Board of Supervisors established the Mono County Children and Families Commission, also known as First 5 Mono County. The County receives approximately $300,000 each year in tax revenues and augmentations, as well as $40,000 in state matching funds for the CARES Plus Program. First 5 Mono County has granted thousands of dollars to local organizations and individuals to improve family functioning, child development, and child health. In addition, the Commission directly operates numerous, county-wide programs to support the early development of young children. For more information about the First 5 Mono County Commission and the programs they fund and operate, contact Molly DesBaillets, Executive Director, at 760-924-7626.
First 5 Mono County Commission next meeting date: March 10, 2016, 2:30-4:30pm. at the Mono County Office of Education Conference Room, Mammoth Lakes, CA and via polycom at the MCOE Conference Room in Bridgeport, CA.
For current and past meeting agendas and packet inclusions, click here.
View text of California Children and Families Act
View First 5 Mono’s Evaluation Results
The First 5 Mono County Commission holds regular meetings on the third Thursday of every other month, starting in February of each new calendar year. Commission meetings are open to the public; all members of the public are welcome to attend and provide public comment. Meetings are held in the Mono County Office of Education Conference Room located at 451 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes. If you would like to receive an agenda via email each time a new one is posted, please call our office (760-924-7626) and we will add you to our email list.
First 5 Mono County
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00, closed 12:30-1:00 for lunch
PO Box 130
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
365 Sierra Park Road, Bldg. M