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.