School Readiness


​First 5 Sacramento School Readiness programs ensure children are healthy and have social, emotional and early academic skills they need to start kindergarten successfully. Parents and caregivers are educated about the importance of child development and learning.

Interactive child/parent programs include:

  • Playgroups (0-3 year olds)
  • Preschool (3-5 year olds​)
  • Family Support and Engagement
  • Transition Activities and Summer Camps
  • Comprehensive Screening and Early Intervention
  • ​​​​Help Me G​row: Developmental Screening Information. Call Center: 916-822-8744

​What We Do

Ensure all children are healthy and ready for kindergarten.

​Why We Do It

90% of a child’s brain develops in the first 5 years and this is a critical window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key his/her future.


Lindsay Dunckel, First 5 School Readiness Program Planner,