• Annual Report
    2021-2022

    Investing in Ventura County’s Children

  • We are Hiring

    Apply to be a Human Resources Manager, ECFS Home Visitor Specialist, NfL Aide, ECFS Specialist or Program Manager!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 Update

    For the latest local information on COVID-19 please visit www.vcrecovers.org 

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


14

Neighborhood for Learning
Family Resource Centers

>130,000

diapers distributed
in coronavirus
response efforts

Stay Connected


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16 hours ago
First 5 Ventura

We have space for more friends in our Parent and Child Together classes at the #oxnard locations! 😄 Little ones prenatal to 8 months old can join us at Mar Vista Elementary from 9 am - 10 am 🎨 Also, children 21 months and older are welcome to join us at Harrington Elementary from 1:30 pm - 3 pm 🧩
Contact us to learn more about our PACT classes and NfL sites or watch the short videos linked below!
📽️: ow.ly/mpHe50Mwohp

#ECE #earlychildhood #earlychildhoodeducation #parenting #earlyliteracy #ACES #venturacounty #earlylearning #play #First5 #parentingtips #creativekids #artistictoddler #pretendplay #toddleractivities
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We have space for more friends in our Parent and Child Together classes at the #Oxnard locations! 😄 Little ones prenatal to 8 months old can join us at Mar Vista Elementary from 9 am - 10 am 🎨 Also, children 21 months and older are welcome to join us at Harrington Elementary from 1:30 pm - 3 pm 🧩
Contact us to learn more about our PACT classes and NfL sites or watch the short videos linked below!
📽️: http://ow.ly/mpHe50Mwohp

#ECE #EarlyChildhood #EarlyChildhoodEducation #Parenting #EarlyLiteracy #ACES #VenturaCounty #EarlyLearning #play #first5 #ParentingTips #CreativeKids #ArtisticToddler #PretendPlay #ToddlerActivities

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If you ever have the 21 months and older class in the morning, that would be great!

2 days ago
First 5 Ventura

#BlackHistoryMonth is a chance to honor, celebrate, and embrace Black history. Celebrating Black history helps our youth think critically about present-day social issues to impact the future. As we explore Black leaders of the past and present, there are plenty of ways for families to intentionally celebrate, learn, and grow together—gaining a deeper understanding of Black heritage and culture.
kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/black-history-month
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#BlackHistoryMonth is a chance to honor, celebrate, and embrace Black history. Celebrating Black history helps our youth think critically about present-day social issues to impact the future. As we explore Black leaders of the past and present, there are plenty of ways for families to intentionally celebrate, learn, and grow together—gaining a deeper understanding of Black heritage and culture. 
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/black-history-month
2 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧Wishing you all a happy and prosperous year filled with good fortunes! ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧Wishing you all a happy and prosperous year filled with good fortunes! ✨
3 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

Shared Services Alliance of Ventura County is offering a no-cost, limited-opportunity pilot program to support and sustain your childcare business.
Supports include:
-A Personalized Website
-Technology Stipend Support
-Individualized Business Coaching

Learn more here: ow.ly/xaS050M8YkP
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Shared Services Alliance of Ventura County is offering a no-cost, limited-opportunity pilot program to support and sustain your childcare business. 
Supports include:
-A Personalized Website
-Technology Stipend Support
-Individualized Business Coaching

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/xaS050M8YkP

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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