Parents and other caregivers can have stronger relationships with children when they have the resources and support they need.
First 5 Contra Costa funds and partners with programs that provide free services to children and their families in our county.
First 5 Contra Costa funds several programs for families that are free of charge and offered virtually or at locations throughout the county, including parenting classes, family resource centers, screenings for children, and parent leadership.
First 5 Contra Costa also partners with programs that help families find information about basic needs, (including housing, food, legal aid, crisis support, etc.), child care, and parent support groups.
Children learn and grow more during the first five years than any other time in their lives. We’ve compiled a list of information and resources to support you during this important phase of your child’s development.
Have you heard of our Kit for New Parents? First 5 California has put together a kit for new parents filled with useful resources and information for families welcoming a new baby – and it’s free! The kit includes a parent guide, numbers touch-and-feel book, “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” book, and more. Kits are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Order this free kit of useful resources and information for you and your baby.