• 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.

  • 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


>$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

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First 5 Ventura

Only 59% of eligible CA families received the CTC. The most common uses of the CTC payments among CA families were purchasing food, managing bills, & clothing costs. To learn more about accessing the CTC visit, www.momsrising.org/ChildTaxCredit

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Only 59% of eligible CA families received the CTC. The most common uses of the CTC payments among CA families were purchasing food, managing bills, & clothing costs. To learn more about accessing the CTC visit, https://www.momsrising.org/ChildTaxCredit

MomsRising.org #CTC #GetCTC #CAfamilies
1 day ago
First 5 Ventura

Interested in early childhood? We're seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Neighborhoods for Learning! This entry level position is the perfect fit for someone looking to support local children and families through program aid, community outreach, and general operations! To learn more visit
first5ventura.org/get-involved/

#hiring #earlychildhood #ECE #First5 #f5vc #youngchildren #earlyliteracy
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Interested in early childhood? Were seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Neighborhoods for Learning! This entry level position is the perfect fit for someone looking to support local children and families through program aid, community outreach, and general operations! To learn more visit
https://first5ventura.org/get-involved/

#Hiring #EarlyChildhood #ECE #First5 #F5VC #YoungChildren #EarlyLiteracy
1 day ago
First 5 Ventura

We are falling 🍂in love with being back in-person! Our Santa Paula learners are practicing drawing their letters! For more information and enrollment into our PACT classes, visit first5ventura.org/nfl

#First5 #f5vc #talkreadsingsign #wherelearningisfun
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We are falling 🍂in love with being back in-person! Our Santa Paula learners are practicing drawing their letters! For more information and enrollment into our PACT classes, visit first5ventura.org/nfl

#First5 #F5VC #TalkReadSingSign #WhereLearningIsFun

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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