• First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning

    We offer Parent and Child Together classes and family support services countywide.

  • The First 5 years impact a lifetime!

    We’re working with parents, schools, agencies, nonprofits and business so Ventura County kids thrive—strengthening families and communities for years to come.

  • COVID-19

    For the latest local information on COVID-19 please visit www.vcemergency.com

  • Prepared Learners

    90% of brain development occurs by age five, laying the foundation for future learning. We’re preparing children for success by investing in high-quality early learning experiences.

  • Healthy Kids

    Children need good health to grow and learn. We’re connecting kids with medical and dental homes, and supporting creative community solutions that make the healthy choice the easy choice for children and families.

  • Annual Report
    2019-2020

    Investing in Ventura County’s Children

Meet First 5 Ventura County


First 5 Ventura County envisions a future where all Ventura County children are born healthy, thrive in nurturing environments, and enter school prepared and eager to learn.

Our mission is to strengthen families, communities and systems of care for children prenatal to 5 years through investments, expertise, and leadership so all children reach their full potential.

First 5 By the Numbers


90%

of brain development
occurs during the prenatal period and      the first 5 years


>$200
million

invested in our
first 20 years

13

Neighborhood for Learning
Family Resource Centers

>130,000

diapers distributed
in coronavirus
response efforts

90%

of brain development
occurs during the prenatal period and    the first 5 years


>$200
million

invested in our
first 20 years


13

Neighborhood for Learning
Family Resource Centers

>130,000

diapers distributed
in coronavirus
response efforts

Stay Connected


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11 hours ago
First 5 Ventura

@Sewa is providing Free Food Distribution in Simi Valley today!
You can visit sewausa.org/Los-Angeles-CA for more information.
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@Sewa is providing Free Food Distribution in Simi Valley today! 
You can visit https://sewausa.org/Los-Angeles-CA for more information.
1 day ago
First 5 Ventura

Happy Friyay! Inspired by the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and similar movements led by Indigenous tribes all across North America 🌊 Check out 'We Are Water Protectors' by Carole Lindstrom
Enjoy the read aloud below:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRksxVoNMNc

#environmentaljustice #indigenoustribes #childhoodliteracy #take5 #First5 #readacrossamerica
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Happy Friyay! Inspired by the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and similar movements led by Indigenous tribes all across North America 🌊 Check out We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Enjoy the read aloud below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRksxVoNMNc

#EnvironmentalJustice #IndigenousTribes #ChildhoodLiteracy #Take5 #First5 #ReadAcrossAmerica
1 day ago
First 5 Ventura

Interested in receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine? Vaccines are now available by walk in! No appointment is required. Visit
www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/portal/ to view regular clinic sites and register for an appointment.
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Interested in receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine? Vaccines are now available by walk in! No appointment is required. Visit
https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/portal/ to view regular clinic sites and register for an appointment.
2 days ago
First 5 Ventura

Educators play a critical role in educating and shaping our children! 🍎Let's celebrate the teachers, substitutes, and additional educators who step up when students need them most. Join us as we express our appreciation to all the exceptional F5VC Neighborhoods for Learning, powered by Interface teachers that continue to serve the County of Ventura. 🎨

#ThankATeacher #teacherappreciationweek #ECE #earlychildhood
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Educators play a critical role in educating and shaping our children! 🍎Lets celebrate the teachers, substitutes, and additional educators who step up when students need them most. Join us as we express our appreciation to all the exceptional F5VC Neighborhoods for Learning, powered by Interface teachers that continue to serve the County of Ventura. 🎨

 #ThankATeacher #TeacherAppreciationWeek #ECE #EarlyChildhood

Commission Meetings


The First 5 Ventura County Commission meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday of the month from 1–3 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and the agendas are posted in advance.

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