• At First 5 Placer, we focus on the first 5 years of life.
    We fund programs and services to ensure that children are nurtured, healthy, safe, learning, and developmentally reaching their potential. Research proves children who reach their full potential come from families that are strong and connected. Strong families are supported by communities that are caring and responsive.

  • A child's first teacher.
    It is a fact. Raising a child is one of the most important and rewarding things you will ever do, but it can also be extremely challenging. At First 5 Placer, we are committed to partnering with and supporting you because we understand you are your child's first teacher. More

  • First 5 Placer is an example of government that works Our investments are making a positive impact on Placer County children and their families. First 5 Placer has helped to ensure that children are healthier, better prepared for kindergarten, screened earlier for special needs, and raised in nurturing families. More

  • Serving children prenatal through age 5 in Placer County First 5 Placer plays a vital role in providing a safety net of services and support for the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community. More

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Your Child's First Teacher - YOU!


As parents and caregivers, we are our child's first teacher.  Helping our children to have positive learning experiences during their first five years of life increases their chances of success, in and out of school.  From birth, children learn from you through simple activities, such as singing, talking, reading, giggling, snuggling, and playing games.  Everyday events make a difference: reading a bedtime story each night, singing songs together in the car, sorting laundry, telling stories, or talking about vegetables at the grocery store.  Children who are strongly connected to their parents and caregivers are better prepared for school.


Check out this article for stories and tips on the first 5 years of life.

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From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.  CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.  Click HERE or on the box below to access this free information.


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Executive Committee Meeting

February 6, 2015

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Tahoe Room, PCOE Annex.

365 Nevada St.

Auburn CA 95603

Agenda & Materials to follow


Commisson Meeting

February 19, 2015

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Nobili Room-PCOE ANNEX

365 Nevada Street.

 Auburn, CA 95603




First 5 Placer 15th Year Anniversary Tribute 




First 5 Placer 2013-2014 Annual Report