• 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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First 5 Sacramento Region-

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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.


I know the signs of healthy child development.


First 5 Placer Releases Request for Applications (RFA) for

Evaluation Services and Technical Assistance


First 5 Placer has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for Evaluation Services and Technical Assistance. Applications are due September 30, 2014. An informational meeting will be held on September 8 from 10 to noon in Auburn, CA.


Click HERE for the Request for ApplicationsOr contact us at 530-745-1304 for a copy of the document and more information. 


Request for Applications-Q & A






September 18, 2014. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

PCOE ANNEX-Nobili Room

365 Nevada Street

Auburn, CA 95603   AGENDA


Meeting Materials: 

Part 1 (pages 1-17)  

Part 2 (pages 18-37)

Part 3 (pages 38-51)



First 5 Placer 15th Year Anniversary Tribute