Free Preschool

First 5 Sierra offers early education opportunities to all Sierra County 3-5 year olds to help them grow into resilient, smart and strong adults.  

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Imagination Library

Read to your child every day! First 5 Sierra has partnered with Dolly Parton to provide All Sierra County children with free books from birth to their fifth birthday!  

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Mini Grants

First 5 Sierra offers small grants to creative, local proposals to develop new programs for 0-5 year olds and their families.



Preschool Enrichment Programs

First 5 Sierra provides programs for preschoolers in Loyalton and Downieville that enrich basic learning—music and movement, gymnastics, yoga and balance bike riding.

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Preschool Teacher Training

First 5 Sierra supports ongoing professional development training for our Sierra County preschool teachers and childcare providers.

Parent Support

First 5 Sierra supports a variety of parenting programs for all Sierra County families with young children to help them become the best parents possible.

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Safe Sierra Kids

Safety first! First 5 Sierra provides free car seats and bike helmets to parents, grandparents and guardians of Sierra County’s youngest from birth to 5 years old.

Dental Health

Oral health is important for our little ones!  First 5 Sierra supports the Dental Health Fair every Spring, where our preschoolers can get a free dental screening!

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Prenatal Vitamins

Expecting mothers have special high vitamin and nutritional needs. First 5 Sierra provides expectant moms with the best prenatal vitamins possible.