• 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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January 19, 2016. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Nobili Room-PCOE ANNEX

365 Nevada Street

Auburn, CA 95603

Agenda and Meeting Materials



January 23, 2016. 11:30-2:30 p.m.


365 Nevada Street

Auburn, CA 95603




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Effective January 1, 2017:

Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a 

rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40

or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall.

See the California Highway Patrol website for

more information.







First 5 Placer has openings for TWO Commissioners 


Are you interested in serving as a board member for an agency that makes a difference in the lives of children and families in Placer County?  

First 5 Placer is the public entity responsible for receiving and disbursing Placer County‚Äôs Proposition 10 tobacco tax funds and carrying out the implementation of the California Children and Families Act by supporting community partnerships and programs that enhance the lives of children, from the prenatal stages through age 5, and their families.   First 5 Placer is a semi-autonomous County entity governed by a nine-member Commission and is supported by two staff through the Placer County Office of Education.


Commissioners meet monthly to review trends in areas of health, safety and development of children in the County, assess resources and gaps in resources for families, works to improve efficiencies and support the capacity of systems serving children and families.  The Commission works with staff to develop and review a Strategic Plan, and allocate and monitor resources.


For more information, please contact Janice LeRoux, Executive Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 530-745-1304.  The fact sheet and application are available here on our website in the GET INVOLVED section above!