Serving young children and their families with local resources so that they are healthy, safe and prepared to reach their full potential in school and in life.
Who Gets Funding and Why?
We choose our funded partners carefully. Dwindling funds and ever increasing needs mean that every dollar invested must efficiently and effectively meet the strategic criteria
and advance the outcomes identified by the Commission.
Each organziation in our network is providing critical services that meet one or more of our focus areas:
- Reducing Child Abuse and Neglect
- Improving Reading Levels and Literacy
- Improving Maternal and Child Health
- Improving Oral Health
It's also more than just being a soldier in our crusade for kids. Being a funded partner is being part of a family.
We're the hub that provides a holistic network for organizations to join forces and collaborate within a model that measures collective impact. This framework understands that the challenges children and their families face are complex and interconnected. The First 5 Placer funded partner network is the link that helps connect young children and their families to the critical services they need.
KinderKonzert: Enhance age appropriate development, through preschool music programs, such as the Symphony Goes to School. Provide a KinderKonzert for children, their families, and providers.
Kinder Program: Provide consistent, affordable, and safe after school programming; Monday through Friday for students. Some programming may include additional support, after communicating with kindergarten teachers.
Family Mentor Program: Family Mentors meet regularly with families with children under age 6 who are in the process of reunification. Provides families with parenting and life-skills information, and linkages to support services.
Collaborative Networks & Systems: Builds collaborative linkages between services providers to address emerging issues of families with young children in the Tahoe region and to develop an integrated system of support.
Prenatal Substance Abuse Services Program: Provides a comprehensive continuum of care for substance abuse and related behavioral health issues. Also includes childcare and parenting classes for Placer County women who are pregnant or parenting children under age 6.
Tahoe Community Legal Program: Free, legal assistance program one day a week at the North Tahoe Family Resource Center to Placer County families with children prenatal through five.
Therapy for Mothers Experiencing Maternal Depression: Provides therapy in Auburn and Roseville for women living in Placer County who are experiencing perinatal depression and mood disorders.
Parents as Teachers: Home Visiting Program (PAT): KidsFirst provides no-cost comprehensive family support services in English and Spanish at our Counseling and Family Resource Centers in Roseville and Auburn. KidsFirst provides individual, Child & Family Therapy, information and refferals, onging comprehensive case managment, the Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visitation program for parents with children up to the age of 5, and Leadership and Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) for kids grades k-12.
Holistic Family Strengthening: Provides counseling, case management, parenting education, and basic support services to families with children ages 0-5 in Western Placer County areas. Services provided in English and Spanish.
Family Resource Center: Operates a family resource center that is accessible to parents in the North Tahoe basin region. Provides targeted intensive support services, opportunities for parents to interact and develop support networks.
Multi-Disciplinary InterviewCenter (MDIC): Provides a "child-friendly" interview center, mental health advocacy, and linkages to support services for children who are suspected victims of felony child abuse and their families.
Early Childhood Development Supports: Provides resources and referral services for childcare in Placer County; recruitment, training, mentoring and accreditation support for those working in the childcare field; kindergarten summer school readiness programs for children; and Incredible Years training for parents and providers. Also provides a toy, book, and material lending library to parents and child care providers.
School Readiness Programs: Provides a Family Room; pre-Kindergarten Summer School program; adult education and parenting programs; developmental assessments for children; professionaldevelopment for pre-school teachers; and alignment of preschool and kindergartencurricula.