Raising a child is one of the most important and rewarding things you will ever

do, but it can also be extremely challenging. As First 5 Placer, we are committed

to partnering with, and supporting, parents because we understand that as a

parent, you are your child's first teacher.



What is First 5?

90% of brain development occurs in the first 5 years of life.


At birth, a child’s brain is remarkably unfinished. Sights, sounds, smells and feelings all create the foundation for growth

and development, now and throughout a child’s life. In particular, a child’s relationship with parents and other caregivers

is crucial for providing the building blocks that the child will depend on to help endure the many stresses experienced

over a lifetime.