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First 5 California Executive Director Camille Maben’s Statement on Governor’s January Budget Proposal

January 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 10, 2019--Camille Maben, Executive Director of First 5 California issued this statement today on Governor Gavin Newsom’s January budget proposal:

“Today’s Budget Proposal sets a bold vision and significant down payment for California’s youngest children and their families. Paid family leave, health care, home visiting, pediatric screening, and high-quality early learning opportunities are key to Governor Newsom’s comprehensive road map on how California can create a two-generational approach to raising strong and resilient children. We applaud Governor Newsom’s leadership.”

About First 5 California

First 5 California was established in 1998 when voters passed Proposition 10, which taxes tobacco products to fund services for children ages 0 to 5 and their families. First 5 California programs and resources are designed to educate and support teachers, parents, and caregivers in the critical role they play during a child’s first five years – to help California kids receive the best possible start in life and thrive. For more information, please visit www.ccfc.ca.gov.

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