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.


Supporting Families

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.


News & Updates

Family Support Counselor - Request for Bids

POSITION POSTED: in the realm of Family Support Counseling services, expanding the type of services we've provided at our School Readiness sites in Oceano and Paso Robles. We're looking for someone who is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has, at minimum, a Master's Degree, and will be... (read more)

First 5 SLO County in the News!

So excited to be featured in the April 2017 edition of SLO Journal Plus!

Coinciding with April Month of the Child & Child Abuse Prevention Month!

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April 2017 is All About Our Kids!

Join Us in Honoring Month of the Child/Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017!

(San Luis Obispo, CA) - Sound the kazoos for kids! Once again, the Central Coast is ready to celebrate children and families - during April: Month of the Child & Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Thank You to all the 2017 Hands-on Heroes

Month of the Child

Talk, Read, Sing - Music Time

First 5 San Luis Obispo County Overview

Childrens Bill of Rights Commercial

“There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
- Nelson Mandela