• 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.


Upcoming Events

California's Diminishing Resourse: Children

Free Event

September 9, 2016

Program Begins 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Free Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.


Sierra College-Dietrich Theater

Rocklin Campus


Event Flyer


Commission Meeting

August 18, 2016. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Nobili Room-PCOE ANNEX

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.





First 5 and Dr. Oz working with First 5 California, WIC and UPS to get books into children's homes!


The Dr. Oz Show has teamed up with UPS, First 5 California, and WIC to support Books Across America, a national book drive. We’re calling for all Americans to donate new and gently used books for children ages five and younger. Our goal is to get as many books in the hands of families with children ages 0 to 5 as possible.

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How to Donate Your Books 


To donate, bring new or gently used children’s books for kids ages 0 to 5 to participating The UPS Store locations from May 25 through May 31. Call ahead to check if your local store is participating.   At the store, look for dedicated collection boxes identified with a Books Across America poster, and drop in your books.