Give Me Five
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The first five years of life are precious. They are also incredibly important for your child’s development and future.

Nevada has programs and funding to help your child get the strong start you want to give them. It takes just five minutes to open a world of opportunity for your child’s first five years.

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First 5 Nevada is your connection to the state’s entire Early Childhood System

Nevada's Early Childhood System includes all the programs and services that young kids and their families need to be healthy and grow to their fullest potential. This system consists of an entire network of resources to help provide our kids with everything they need for a strong start in life.

Nevada’s Early Childhood System

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Get Free Meals During the Summer

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