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First 5 California is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2016 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit, held on November 8-10, 2016, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento.

Dates of the Sessions
Wednesday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
Thursday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(November 8 is a Pre-Summit day with pre-selected workshops.)

Summit Theme
The 2016 Summit theme, From Partnerships to Impact, will focus on the areas below and on the goals explored during the 2015 closing panel's interchange of ideas and information.

Summit Focus Areas

  • Early Learning and Early Care
  • Health, Mental Health, and Nutrition
  • Family Engagement and Support

Summit Goals

  • Provide a statewide convening to promote communication and inclusiveness, and help connect child and health experts, educators, nutrition professionals, and local agency partners to share useful and supportive information that can be transformed into action
  • Build upon the awareness of the critical period of brain development during the first five years of life and educate more parents and caregivers to better understand the importance of brain science
  • Familiarize attendees with new, innovative, and attainable methods of addressing all of young children’s developmental needs.

Contact Us

Please email your questions to

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    2001 Point West Way
    Sacramento, CA 95815
    Phone: (916) 929-8855


    Submitting Your Proposal

    The proposal submission process is managed entirely online. All proposals must be submitted through the First 5 California Events portal. To enter the portal, please click the red button above.

    Important Dates

    Proposals must be submitted on or before May 2.
    Presenters will be notified of the Evaluation Committee's decision by June 21.