• COVID-19 Update

    First 5 Ventura County’s NfL locations and administrative office will be closed to the public through January. PACT classes and additional services will be offered virtually via Zoom. Staff remains available during regular business hours via phone, Zoom, and email. 

  • Help Me Grow Ventura County

    We can answer everyday questions about your child’s development and behavior.

  • First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning

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

  • We are Hiring

    Apply to be an Administrative Assistant for the Neighborhoods for Learning or a Help Me Grow Program Manager.

  • 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.

  • 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


>$210
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


>$210
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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13 hours ago
First 5 Ventura

As you may have heard, you can now order free at-home #covid tests online! Be mindful that these rapid tests work best when utilized within the recommended window after exposure or infection.

Visit covidtests.gov to order tests for your family! We have the tools to reduce the burden of #COVID19!⚕️
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As you may have heard, you can now order free at-home #COVID tests online! Be mindful that these rapid tests work best when utilized within the recommended window after exposure or infection.

Visit covidtests.gov to order tests for your family! We have the tools to reduce the burden of #COVID19!⚕️
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21 hours ago
First 5 Ventura

The choices you make today make a difference! For prenatal support and education call 805-981-5115 or visit vchca.org/ph 🤰

Ventura County Health Care Agency 🤰
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The choices you make today make a difference! For prenatal support and education call 805-981-5115 or visit vchca.org/ph 🤰

Ventura County Health Care Agency 🤰
5 days ago
First 5 Ventura

First 5 Ventura County is seeking a Staff Accountant with at least two years in accounting to join our growing team!
The ideal candidate has experience in governmental and fund accounting and will be a detailed oriented team member who enjoys processing payroll, verifying claims/invoices, maintaining fiscal records, and preparing reports.

View the full job description here: first5ventura.org/get-involved/
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First 5 Ventura County is seeking a Staff Accountant with at least two years in accounting to join our growing team! 
The ideal candidate has experience in governmental and fund accounting and will be a detailed oriented team member who enjoys processing payroll, verifying claims/invoices, maintaining fiscal records, and preparing reports. 

View the full job description here: https://first5ventura.org/get-involved/
5 days ago
First 5 Ventura

We are excited to announce Alma Perez as our newest Office Coordinator! She is crucial to our efficient business operations and you'll likely see her smiling face at our Ventura Office as soon as it is safe to do so. As a recent graduate of CSU Channel Islands, Alma brings a health science and communications background to our F5VC team. She loves giving back to her community and enjoys working with families of diverse backgrounds.
Congratulations and welcome to the team, Alma!
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We are excited to announce Alma Perez as our newest Office Coordinator! She is crucial to our efficient business operations and youll likely see her smiling face at our Ventura Office as soon as it is safe to do so. As a recent graduate of CSU Channel Islands, Alma brings a health science and communications background to our F5VC team. She loves giving back to her community and enjoys working with families of diverse backgrounds. 
Congratulations and welcome to the team, Alma!

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Eres simplemente una niña maravillosa, desde cualquier punto que te vea uno, éxito hermosa un gran paso en tu profesionalismo tqmmmmmmmmmm 😘😘😘

Alma,que gusto me da por ti y toda la familia. Felicitaciones y a seguir sumando!!! Bendiciones 🙏

Felicidades hermosa!! Éxito total!! Te queremos mucho..

Silvia Perez 😊

6 days ago
First 5 Ventura

Are you a new or soon to be parent? Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, that's why our Kit for New Parents has everything you need to help you prepare for the journey ahead! Visit first5ventura.org/kit-for-new-parents/ to learn more! ... See MoreSee Less

Are you a new or soon to be parent? Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, thats why our Kit for New Parents has everything you need to help you prepare for the journey ahead! Visit https://first5ventura.org/kit-for-new-parents/ to learn more!

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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