• 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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March 31, 2016: Just Released!


First 5 California Annual Report 


For FY 2014-2015





Evaluation Committee Meeting 

April 25, 2016. 3:00-5:00 p.m.

365 Nevada Street. Auburn, CA 95603.

Meeting Materials





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 FUNDING ALLOCATIONS - $3.9M for Early Child Development


The First 5 Placer Commission allocated $3.9 Million in funding for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.  The Commission focused on four strategic areas:  Child Abuse Prevention, Improved Reading, Maternal and Child Health and Oral Health.  


Twelve applications from 17 agencies were accepted.  Those applications are listed below


Auburn Symphony:  Musical Experiences for Young Children $20,000
Child Advocates of Placer County:  Family Mentor Program


Community Recovery Resources:  Mothers In Recovery $225,000
Insights Counseling:  Beyond Post Partum Depression 


KidsFirst:  Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program $491,783
Latino Leadership Council:  Latina Health $124,482

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center:  Family Strenghthening


Parenting Time:  Safe Exchange $57,400
Placer County District Attorney:  Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center $196,366
Placer County Office of Education:  Countywide Early Literacy $494,932
Placer County Public Health:  Countywide Oral Health $361,132

Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe;

Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee;

Family Resource Center of Truckee; 

KidsZone Children's Museum;

North Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center;  

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District:  

Tahoe First 5 Partnership