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 FIRST 5 PLACER



 Welcome

First 5 understands today's parents face many challenges and tough choices as they raise their kids. ... The First 5 program is available to educate parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers about the critical role they play during a child's first five years.

First 5 was created by voters under Proposition 10 to recognize that children's health and education are a top priority, especially in the early years of development. ... PCOE's focus is to educate parents and caregivers about the important role they play in their children's first years

Children are admitted at the beginning of the school year (or whenever they move into a district) if they will be five years of age on or before September 1.    For more information visit First 5 ​Placer​​.

 About First 5 Placer

​First 5 Placer is a public organization that was created after California voters passed Proposition 10, known as "The Children and Families Act". Proposition 10 is a tobacco tax that funds local First 5 county commissions to support the healthy development of children through age 5 in their jurisdiction. In Placer County, the First 5 Placer Children & Families Commission develop and implement a strategic plan for tobacco tax funds to fulfill our vision and mission.

The First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission believes all children are our children; therefore we shall create an environment that supports our children and their families in reaching their full potential.

In order to achieve our Vision, we  focus on early childhood development and support and build on existing collaborative efforts by bringing together diverse perspectives, communities, and resources to assure comprehensive integrated strategies and holistic family-centered sustainable approaches.​
First 5 Placer builds the early childhood systems and supports needed to ensure Placer County's young children are safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school and life.

 FAQ's

WHAT AGE DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO ATTEND STATE PRESCHOOL?

Placer County Office of Education, Early Childhood Education offers preschool programs for three and four year old children that prepare children for school success.​​​

WHERE ARE STATE PRESCHOOL​ PROGRAMS OFFERED? 

Placer County Preschool Programs are available in Auburn, Colfax, Kings Beach, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville.​

WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE LEARNING?

State Preschools have structured preschool programs that include areas of learning for Math, Literacy and Letters, Science, Music, Art, Outdoor play and more.​​


 Event Spotlight

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Off to a Good Start!

Off to a Good Start!
The year prior to kindergarten is an excellent opportunity to set the foundation for a child’s transition to kindergarten. Join Gail Salata as she shares tips, tools and resources that will help children start out strong. Giveaways to include take home bags, children’s books, resource books for teachers and manipulatives. Don​’t miss this opportunity!​​

 Quotations

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“The best education is not given to students; it is drawn out of them." 

― Gerald Belcher​