JACKSON, CA – The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is supporting First 5 Amador’s new outdoor Children’s Learning Lab with a $10,000 donation. The contribution will aid improvements that will enhance the center’s current outdoor playground by adding a concrete bike trail with traffic signs, new tables and benches, basketball hoop, playhouse, water table, mud kitchen, tricycles, helmets and more.
“The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is deeply invested in our local community,” said Crystal Jack, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. “The tribe is delighted to have the ability to support First 5 Amador’s efforts to continue to provide exceptional services to the youth of Amador County and their families. We are proud of all that they have accomplished and will continue to accomplish as they nurture healthy children and strong families in our region.”
Once completed, First 5 Amador’s new outdoor Children’s Learning Lab will allow the organization to offer expanded services and dynamic learning experiences for children and their families.
“It has been an honor to work closely with the tribe as we develop plans for our new and improved Children’s Learning Lab,” said Nina Machado, Executive Director of First 5 Amador. “With the help of Jackson Rancheria, we will be able to offer more interactive play opportunities for the children of our program. We are truly thankful for the tribe’s continued generosity.”
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians owns the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center building, which houses First 5 Amador, the Amador Parents Cooperative Preschool and the Amador County Child Abuse Prevention Council. The Margaret Dalton Children’s Center was established in 2012 to honor former Tribal Leader Margaret Dalton and her lifetime commitment to the youth of Amador County. First 5 Amador funds programs and services that give parents and caregivers the tools necessary to ensure their children reach their greatest potential.