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

Finance & Administration Committee Meeting
October 16, 2017

About:

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Meeting packets are available for download 72 hours prior to the meeting. For meeting information contact Khanh Chau: (650) 372-9500 Ext. 223

Place:

First 5 San Mateo County 1700 S. El Camino Real, Suite 405 San Mateo, CA 94402

Time:

October 16, 2017, 9:00am to 10:00am

Early Childhood Evaluation Advisory Committee Meeting
October 16, 2017

About:

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Meeting packets are available for download 72 hours prior to the meeting. For meeting information contact Jenifer Clark: jdclark@smcgov.org or 650-372-9500 ext. 221

Place:

1700 S. El Camino Real Suite 405 San Mateo, CA 94402

Time:

October 16, 2017, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

First 5 Commission Meeting
October 23, 2017

About:

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Meeting packets are available for download 72 hours prior to the meeting. For meeting information contact Chonne Sherman: csherman@smcgov.org.

Place:

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

Time:

October 23, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Program, Operations and Planning Committee Meeting
November 6, 2017

About:

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Meeting packets are available for download 72 hours prior to the meeting. For meeting information call 650-372-9500.

Place:

101 Twin Dolphin Drive Superintendent's Conference Room, 2nd Floor Redwood City, CA 94065

Time:

November 6, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:00pm