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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.

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Early Learning

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

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Healthy & Happy

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

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Family Connections

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

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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

10th Annual Early Intervention and Inclusion Conference Equity Starts Here!
May 5, 2018


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Join us for our 10th Annual Early Intervention and Inclusion Conference at Skyline College. This year’s conference will be the biggest and best ever, as we are teaming up with the San Mateo County Office of Education and 4C’s to dedicate an entire day …


Skyline College 3300 College Drive San Bruno, CA 94066


May 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Strategic Planning Forum
May 9, 2018


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We would like to hear from you!  Share your experiences, ideas, and priorities as First 5 San Mateo County (F5SMC) develops its 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan. F5SMC Grantees, Community Partners and Community-Based Organizations are encourage to attend Bre …


Sobrato Conference Center Shoreway Conference Room 350 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City


May 9, 2018, 9:30 am - 12 Noon