Proposition 10 – The California Children and Families Act
Proposition 10, also known as the California Children and Families Act, was passed by voters in 1998 to recognize the importance of quality early childhood education to a child's success. Prop. 10 levies a 50-cent tax on all tobacco products to fund both the State and county commissions. Prop. 10 allocates 80 percent of the funding to the counties based on the number of lives births per county and 20 percent is reserved for the State Commission.
Prop. 10 called for the creation of the Commission and 58 individual county commissions that work to promote the goals of First 5 California while also targeting the needs of the specific counties and the diverse populations that make up our state.
Our collective goal is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow up healthy and ready to learn alongside their peers as they enter kindergarten.