For Families

Did you know that more than 90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of life? This is why First 5’s were created - to provide families with the tools and support needed to raise children who are born healthy and ready to learn. There is a First 5 in every California County. For Sacramento County families, First 5 Sacramento connects families with programs that give children a healthy start during that critical first 5 years. We understand that today's parents face many challenges and tough choices as they raise their kids. That's why we're here to help. ​

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Help Me Grow
​If you have questions about how your child is growing, learning, behaving or speaking, Help Me Grow can help. 916-822-8744

Trauma Informed Care
​The more you know about childhood trauma, the more help, hope and healing you can offer to children and families.

Text for Baby

Sign up to receive free text messages to keep you and your baby healthy​.     

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services provides emergency groceries to families in need through partnering agencies throughout Sacramento County.  Find a location near you to access fresh produce, recipes, and health and nutrition resources.

 Parent's Site
This hands-on website has all things ages 0-5 at your fingertips. Talk, Read, Sing. It changes everything!


Dial 2-1-1 for helpful, around-the-clock resources.

 Sacramento Covered 
Need help getting connected to health care coverage, finding a doctor or dentist or accessing care for you and your family? Health Navigators are waiting to assist you.

Finding a Children's Dentist

Get dental tips from Toothy and get connected with a child friendly dentist.

Sac Healthy Baby will help you take the first step toward having a healthy pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby.

Tot Lots 
Find a fun place for your little one to play! Tot lots feature pint sized play structures for younger children.


Your Baby's Brain
Check out this Interactive Baby’s Brain Map. See how your child’s brain develops and why the early years are so important. ​​

Child Action

Child Action, Inc. can help you find quality child care and give you the tools to know what to look for when it comes to making that selection.