• 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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First 5 Placer has a vacancy on the Commission.  If you're interested in serving, see the application HERE or contact Janice LeRoux (phone 530.745.1403) for more information.





October 20, 2016. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Nobili Room-PCOE ANNEX

365 Nevada Street

Auburn, CA 95603

Meeting Materials

 Audited Financials - June 30, 2016



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.






First 5 Placer has an opening for a .5 FTE Staff Support Specialist

Are you interested in a part-time administrative support position working for an agency that makes a difference in the lives of children and families?

See the full job description and apply at www.placercoe.k12.ca.us or https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/858127

The Staff Support Specialist does not provide direct services to children and families. You would be working with a small, dynamic team as a key staff member. This position provides secretarial support through such tasks as:

• Setting up for meetings, workshops and conferences throughout Placer County
• Gathering materials and distributes agendas for meetings; takes meeting minutes and maintains public record
• Generating correspondence, reports, documents, forms and other items
• Maintaining agency website and social media
• Assisting public agencies, nonprofit organizations and individuals to meet First 5 Placer requirements.
• Establishing and maintaining clear communication and cooperative working relationships with a variety of Placer County departments, schools and non-profits.

This position will fulfilled through the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Early Childhood education department. The job is located in Auburn, 20 hours a week.

As for experience and skills? Here are some:

• Experience in secretarial, administrative and office assistance work.
• Experience working in an educational or social service setting preferred.
• Ability to organize and take minutes at meetings. Knowledge of the Brown Act.
• Skills in the proficient use of e-mail, Microsoft Office and specialized department software.
• Ability to utilize web-based reporting systems, program and data reporting tools and program and data collection tools.

See the full job description and apply at www.placercoe.k12.ca.us or https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/858127