First 5 Sacramento is working to increase the number of children enrolled in a medical home. A medical home refers to children having access to and using coordinated health, dental, mental health and other related services. Learn what First 5 Sacramento is doing to increase the number of children enrolled with health insurance.
Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in infants and young children. Learn what First 5 Sacramento is doing to improve dental hygiene in children.
Improving nutrition and physical activity for young children can help provide a healthy start in life, encourage healthy habits, and help decrease a variety of problems and conditions. There are a few ways that First 5 Sacramento is working to improve nutrition and physical activity, including: promoting breastfeeding in infants, nutrition education activities, and the building of tot lots. Visit this section to learn more about what First 5 Sacramento is doing to increase awareness and help kids with a healthy start.
Parents and caregivers need access to good information in order to make informed choices about both the availability and the quality of the childcare that they select for their children. Learn what First 5 Sacramento is doing about child care affordability and quality.
The years from birth through age five are a time of significant growth and change. In these years children develop basic knowledge, understanding and interests they need to become successful learners. Learn how First 5 Sacramento increases school readiness among children zero to five years by helping to prepare them to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Young children require love, instruction, and support from their parents and caregivers in order to build a foundation for their developmental growth. It is vital that parents and caregivers have numerous parent education services and family support services to help them meet the needs of their children. Learn what First 5 Sacramento is doing to promote effective parenting for children zero to five.