Babies can be both the sweetest reward and biggest challenge of our lives. Research shows a child’s experiences in their first 5 years shapes their future. That is a lot of responsibility. We know you are the best person for the job – and we are here to help.

Early Learning

90% of your baby’s brain grows in the first 5 years. They begin learning from you the day they are born.

Healthy & Happy

Every parent wants their child to grow up happy and healthy. There are lots of things you can do!

Family Connections

Strong early connections bring joy and laughter. Did you know they can also protect your child during tough times?

Find Services

From quality child care to car seat safety to developmental screening, we have a wide range of trusted resources for you in San Mateo County.

Upcoming Events

First 5 Commission Meeting
February 26, 2018


Click to access meeting documents.

Meeting packets are available for download 72 hours prior to the meeting.  For meeting information contact Myra Cruz:


San Mateo County Office of Education 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room Redwood City, Ca 94063


February 26, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm