• 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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Placer Network of Care - it's where to go to find resources in your community!





The Network of Care is a website that provides information about services and community events in Placer County.  There you will find information on health, mental wellness, services for children, health-related legislation, news stories, and a community calendar.


Check it out today! 




Executive Committee Meeting

May 1, 2014 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

PCOE/Tahoe Room 365 Nevada St.

Auburn, CA  95603    Agenda to follow



Commission Meeting

April 24, 2014.  4:30-6:30 p.m.

AB Con Room, Placer County Office of Education

360 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA  95603  Agenda to follow







First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission Approves Funding for 21 Programs  in 2013-2016 

Over $8.4 Million to go to the Community to benefit early child development


At its meeting on November 15,2012, the First 5 Placer Commission allocated funding for projects from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016. The Commission approved release  $8,475,159 to further the goals of its strategic plan. 

Click here for a full list of funded projects!