The First 5 Difference
Timing is everything: A child’s brain grows to 75-90% of its full size during the first 5 years of life!
Our vital work for children's first 5 years helps ensure that children and their parents are healthy, nurtured, and well prepared for kindergarten.
Preparing for the Future
The School Readiness Initiative ensures children are ready for school and schools are ready for children by providing quality early care and education services, providing parental support and education, and increasing a school's readiness for children.
As most parents know, a healthy child is not always happy, but an unhealthy child will eventually lead to an unhappy family. First 5 SLO County wants to see all families living happy and healthy lives. To that end we invest in programs that impact family health at the earliest possible age.
First 5 School Readiness on COE-TV!
In the Spotlight... Check out one of First 5 SLO County's School Readiness programs.. as profiled by our County Office of Education! "Your Students, Your Schools" starts running on COE-TV October 14th, 2015! Thank you to our partners.. who deserve so much credit.. for all the smiles.. and success stories! May... (read more)
April Is All About Our Children & Families!
Lifting Up Our Little Ones!
April is Month of the Child & Child Abuse Prevention Month, as proclaimed by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors! First 5 SLO County, as well as all of its partners, invite you to save... (read more)
Are you a champion for children?! Join the First 5 Family!!!
First 5 San Luis Obispo County is seeking three Commissioners: 2 Community At-Large Rep & 1 Medical Rep! Learn more about our mission-- the positions-- plus-- fill out an application-- at the link to your right-- here... (read more)
ONE MONTH.. ONE MONTH!!! HURRY & NOMINATE THAT HERO!
WHAT: 5th annual Hands-on Heroes Awards Nominations
DEADLINE: February 12, 2015
WHO: Individuals in our county who work with great passion & dedication to improve the lives of our youngest children
WHY: Because children should be... (read more)
First 5 San Luis Obispo County Overview
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