• 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

  • 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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5 hours ago
First 5 Ventura

Partnering with the Ventura County Library, PACT Classes will be offered at 3 additional locations throughout the County:
- Oak View Library, starting June 22
- HACSB Community Room, starting June 24
- Ray D. Prueter Library, starting June 25
Registration is required: bit.ly/VCLPact. Sign up today!
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Partnering with the Ventura County Library, PACT Classes will be offered at 3 additional locations throughout the County:
- Oak View Library, starting June 22
- HACSB Community Room, starting June 24 
- Ray D. Prueter Library, starting June 25
Registration is required: bit.ly/VCLPact. Sign up today!

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Do you have a location in Thousand oaks, Newberry or moorpark? And are your parent and child classes in person?

13 hours ago
First 5 Ventura

We are so excited to have all of the amazing NfL teachers and staff join us! Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest Neighborhoods for Learning information!Our energetic, Neighborhoods for Learning staff is excited to see you soon! Did you know that in addition to our PACT classes, each NfL location offers: Connections to Community Resources, Developmental Screenings, and Parent Leadership Opportunities! To learn more visit first5ventura.org/nfl
First 5 Ventura
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We are so excited to have all of the amazing NfL teachers and staff join us! Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest Neighborhoods for Learning information!
1 day ago
First 5 Ventura

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, established by President Obama. Immigrants have contributed to our economy, including working as essential workers during #covid. However, today serves as a reminder that #DACA is only temporary. We must fully protect these Americans.
"DACA is just the floor, not the ceiling."

#DACA #Dreamers #LetThemDream #Americans #CelebrateImmigrants
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Today marks the 9th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, established by President Obama. Immigrants have contributed to our economy, including working as essential workers during #covid. However, today serves as a reminder that #DACA is only temporary. We must fully protect these Americans. 
DACA is just the floor, not the ceiling.

#DACA #Dreamers #LetThemDream #Americans #CelebrateImmigrants
2 days ago
First 5 Ventura

Today is the day, California fully reopens , what can you expect? The state will monitor #COVID19 infection & vaccination rates throughout the summer & keep current guidelines through at least Oct. 1. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the day, California fully reopens , what can you expect? The state will monitor #COVID19 infection & vaccination rates throughout the summer & keep current guidelines through at least Oct. 1.
2 days ago
First 5 Ventura

Applications are being accepted for #CA COVID-19 #RentRelief. If you’re behind on rent due to a #COVID-19 financial hardship, visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to see if you are eligible, and apply.

#SB91 #HousingIsKey #RentRelief
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Applications are being accepted for #CA COVID-19 #RentRelief. If you’re behind on rent due to a #COVID-19 financial hardship, visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to see if you are eligible, and apply. 

#SB91 #HousingIsKey #RentRelief

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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