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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Building Strong Families
Family Support Navigators help families reduce stress, lift families out of isolation and connect parents and children to vital services.

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. 

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​.     


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

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

SacFamily Connect LoloParents can view the free services they are eligible for and make the best choice for their family​.

Family - mom, dad, baby

Culturally and linguistically responsive services for refugee families. 

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.

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.

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