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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

December 17th Commission Meeting and 20 Years of Community Investment Celebration
December 17, 2018

About:

Click to access meeting documents.

20 Years of Community Investment Celebration

Place:

San Mateo City Hall

Time:

December 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

First 5 Commission Meeting
December 17, 2018

About:

Click to access meeting documents.

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

Place:

San Mateo City Hall, Council Chambers 330 W. 20th Avenue San Mateo, CA 94403

Time:

December 17, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm