Local Early Childhood Education Partners

Early Learning Center

The California State Preschool for the Markleeville and Hung A Lel Ti communities, serving infants, toddlers, and children pre-K. We partner with ACUSD to prepare these young students to advance school readiness as they enter elementary school.

Bear Valley Parents Group

We are proud to support the Bear Valley Parents Group who run the Busy Bears preschool in the small community of Bear Valley. As the sole pre-K learning environment, First 5 supports their team so we can truly serve all children in our rural county.

Emerging Programs


Access to Prenatal and Newborn Education

First 5 Alpine has launched our Wellness Kit program to offer local expectant mothers and families useful resources, tools, and research to help support healthy child development.

Oral Health, Nutrition, and Enhanced Well-being

First 5 is now teaming up with Alpine County Public Health and Community Service Solutions to be offering further prevention education throughout the community.


School Readiness on the Rise

The research shows how the almost 90% of a child's brain development is completed before the start of Kindergarten.

At First 5, we are directing more time, effort, and focus on bolstering our work to elevate school readiness for the sprouting students leading the next generation. In the 2018-2019 school year, First 5 Alpine partnered with the Alpine County Office of Education to bring a First 5 Service Corps member to specifically elevate school readiness initiatives.