• 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 a Neighborhoods for Learning Aide or Early Childhood Family Support Specialist.

  • COVID-19 Update

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

  • 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

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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7 days ago
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Happening in an hour! Join us to learn how we can support you as your child's first AND best teacher 😀
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Happening in an hour! Join us to learn how we can support you as your childs first AND best teacher 😀
Cant wait to see you on zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85004550299

Tri-Counties Regional Center Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center 
#earlylearning #toddler #parenthood #parenting #first5 #talkreadsing #earlychildhood #exploration #learningisfun #KidsAreEssential #ece
2 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

Join F5VC and Ventura County Office of Education - VCOE for Discovery Night to learn how Wonderschool can help support your child care business! Visit ow.ly/waGT50KLMrT for more information!

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Join F5VC and Ventura County Office of Education - VCOE for Discovery Night to learn how Wonderschool can help support your child care business! Visit http://ow.ly/waGT50KLMrT for more information! 

#ChildcareProviders #ECE #ChildCareIsEssential #EarlyYears #EarlyLearning
2 weeks ago
First 5 Ventura

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and honors the cultural contributions and achievements made by Hispanic and Latinx Americans. Knowing your family history can be a strong predictor of children’s emotional health. Visit PBS KIDS to explore a few way you can help your child feel connected to your family’s cultural history.
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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and honors the cultural contributions  and achievements made by Hispanic and Latinx Americans. Knowing your family history can be a strong predictor of children’s emotional health. Visit PBS KIDS to explore a few way you can help your child feel connected to your family’s cultural history.
http://ow.ly/ZRg850KKNzY

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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