• We are Hiring

    Apply to be an ECFS Home Visitor Specialist, NfL Aide, NfL Administrative Assistant, 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.

  • Annual Report
    2020-2021

    Investing in Ventura County’s Children

  • 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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1 week ago
First 5 Ventura

Visit your local Ventura County Barnes & Noble this holiday season for their annual Holiday Book Drive to donate books to help young children build their home libraries! We're asking for bilingual book donations for children 0-5!

#EarlyLiteracy #EarlyLearning #HomeLibrary #First5 #Take5andRead #TalkReadSing #Parenting #BookDrive #F5VC #BarnesAndNoble
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Visit your local Ventura County Barnes & Noble this holiday season for their annual Holiday Book Drive to donate books to help young children build their home libraries! Were asking for bilingual book donations for children 0-5!

#EarlyLiteracy #EarlyLearning #HomeLibrary #First5 #Take5andRead #TalkReadSing #Parenting #BookDrive #F5VC #BarnesAndNoble
2 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

We have some exciting new positions available at First 5 Ventura County! As a family-friendly employer, our team makes us great, join us!
To view the full job descriptions and to apply, visit: ow.ly/VEWM50LCLew

#hiring #newgrads #childdevelopment #First5 #earlylearning #earlyyears #nowhiring #prenatal #mch #ece #jobs #venturacounty #earlychildhood #homevisiting #iemch #Admin #programmanager
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We have some exciting new positions available at First 5 Ventura County! As a family-friendly employer, our team makes us great, join us!
To view the full job descriptions and to apply, visit: http://ow.ly/VEWM50LCLew

#hiring #newgrads #childdevelopment #First5 #earlylearning #earlyyears #nowhiring #prenatal #MCH #ECE #Jobs #VenturaCounty #earlychildhood #homevisiting #IEMCH #admin #ProgramManager
3 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

Do you have a plan to vote? The last day to vote in the California General Election is tomorrow, November 8th! 🗳️
Minors are allowed into the voting booth with their parents in all 50 states. To find where you can cast your ballot, visit click here, ow.ly/oS1950LwWeB

Every election matters, and know if you encounter any problems voting, call 866-OUR-VOTE or text OUR VOTE to 97779.
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Do you have a plan to vote? The last day to vote in the California General Election is tomorrow, November 8th! 🗳️
Minors are allowed into the voting booth with their parents in all 50 states. To find where you can cast your ballot, visit click here, http://ow.ly/oS1950LwWeB

Every election matters, and know if you encounter any problems voting, call 866-OUR-VOTE or text OUR VOTE to 97779.
3 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

We have space for more friends to join our Parent and Child Together Classes in Thousand Oaks!
Fill out an interest form today ow.ly/vOm650LwTK2 call 805-869-1317 to learn more!
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We have space for more friends to join our Parent and Child Together Classes in Thousand Oaks! 
Fill out an interest form today http://ow.ly/vOm650LwTK2 call 805-869-1317 to learn more!
3 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

It's Holiday Book Drive time at @BNVenturaca and @BNThousandoaksca! Visit your local Barnes & Noble to help children build their home libraries! 📖Thank you for supporting early literacy in Ventura County 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

Its Holiday Book Drive time at @BNVenturaca and @BNThousandoaksca! Visit your local Barnes & Noble to help children build their home libraries! 📖Thank you for supporting early literacy in Ventura County 😀

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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