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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

First 5 Commission Meeting
September 24, 2018

About:

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

Place:

San Mateo Council Chamber 330 W. 20th Avenue San Mateo, CA 94403

Time:

September 24, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Program, Operations and Planning Committee Meeting
October 1, 2018

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:

October 1, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Finance & Administration Committee Meeting
October 15, 2018

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 15, 2018, 9:00am to 10:00am

Early Childhood Evaluation Advisory Committee Meeting
October 15, 2018

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 15, 2018, 3:30pm to 5:30pm