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. ​

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.

Parent Leadership Training Institute​LogoParent Leadership Training Institute​
A free civics and leadership course that empowers parents and caregivers to become leading advocates for children. 

Pregnant or Parenting?  We know it's not easy, but there is support for you and your family.  Find a program that's right for you!​​

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

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

Finding a Children's Dentist
Get dental tips from Toothy and get connected with a child friendly dentist.​

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.

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