• 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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Thursday 19 November 2015

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Nobili Room, PCOE Annex

365 Nevada Street, Auburn 95603

Meeting Materials



Tahoe Representative

Application Due: December 4, 2015




2 VISTAs are needed for the Network of Care project.  VISTAs receive a   housing stipend, living allowance and other benefits, while working with the early childhood community, schools, non-profits and governmental agencies. Applications are due January 29, 2016.  

Check out the full position description and apply HERE or click logo below!











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.


I know the signs of healthy child development.




2016-2018 Request for Results Funding Process is Now Available


First 5 Placer has released the Competitive Funding Process for projects beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.  Important dates:


October 20, 2015: The application packet is released


November 2, 2015: Mandatory Applicant Workshop – 10am to 1pm PCOE Nobili Room, 365 Nevada St., Auburn, CA  

Fiscal Handouts

The RFR Application is available HERE.  

The 2016-2022 Strategic Plan and Attachments are available as follows:

2016-2022 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan - attachment 1  

Strategic Plan - attachment 2 

Strategic Plan - attachment 3 

Strategic Plan - attachment 4


 Applicant Workshop Attendees


December 14, 2015: Application Due Date

December 17, 2015: Commission receives RFRs

January 21, 2016: Commissioners will discuss applications & ask questions of Applicants 
January 28, 2016: Funding decisions made by the First 5 Placer Commission