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.
Congratulations, February 2017 Hands-on Hero!
First 5 San Luis Obispo County is proud to announce the second honoree in a year-long tribute to individuals in our community who are making a big difference in the lives of our littlest ones and their families.
Kim Gaspar embodies the ideals outlined... (read more)
January 2017 Hands-on Hero Announced!
New Year, New Celebration for our Hands-on Heroes!
First 5 San Luis Obispo County is proud to announce the first honoree in a new, year-long tribute to individuals in our community who are making a big difference in the lives of our littlest ones and their... (read more)
AND HOW ARE THE CHILDREN?
The work of First 5 San Luis Obispo County is guided by our Strategic Plan. We invite you to click on the Strategic Plan tab at the top of our home page above - to read our roadmap for the next 4 years (2016-2020) for our early childhood... (read more)
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Talk, Read, Sing - Music Time
Raising of America Documentary Trailer
First 5 San Luis Obispo County Overview
Childrens Bill of Rights Commercial