Child smiling during a checkup with the doctor.

Early Intervention

All children deserve to reach their full potential.

Our Early Intervention efforts ensure that families have access to prevention and early intervention supports that foster the optimal development of all children. 

Regular, evidence-based screenings that lead to connecting families to needed services can change children’s developmental trajectory. Early identification leads to timely intervention during the most critical time of a child’s development. Research shows prevention and early intervention can not only improve lifelong outcomes for children, but also yield long-term economic benefits.  

First 5 Contra Costa builds the capacity of professionals and the systems they work within to adopt proven prevention and early intervention approaches. 

Toddler girl playing with colorful toy next to parent.
African American boy playing Doctor with his mom, checking her forehead and pointing to her heart.