Accountability

First 5 Ventura County upholds a commitment to being transparent and acknowledges our fundamental responsibility to be effective stewards of taxpayer dollars. We take pride in the services we offer to the public and continuously analyze the collective impact of our investments.

Annual Report


Integrating programs and services, we are partnering to invest and build a local early childhood system to serve the needs of young children and their families. First 5 Ventura County’s Annual Report showcases our efforts  that aim to ensure children are born healthy, thrive in nurturing environments and enter school prepared and eager to learn.

Annual Report

2022-2023 Annual Report

View a digital interactive version of our latest annual report

The Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2026 includes:

  • A refined vision and mission statement
  • An updated Strategic Framework to focus our investments on Program and Systems Integration Comprehensive Child Health and Development, Strong and Resilient Families, and Quality Early Learning
  • A continued emphasis on our cornerstone investments—The Neighborhoods for Learning and Help Me Grow
  • A focus on equitable change, sustainable improvements, and community impact

The Commission recognizes that now, more so than ever before, families’ needs are changing rapidly. Therefore, F5VC will review current investments, assess program performance, and identify opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels on an ongoing basis. We will continue to monitor revenues and update the long-range financial plan as we refine our strategies and allocate resources. 

F5VC will continue to serve as an early childhood leader and remains committed to building a comprehensive early childhood infrastructure and system of care that can respond to the unique and dynamic needs of Ventura County families.

Strategic Plan Years 2020–2022: Investing in Capacity Building and System Change

The Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2020–22 called for increased investments in capacity building and systems change to strengthen the overall system of early childhood services. This required F5VC to expand its role as an advocate and convener to build communities that prioritize the well-being of young children and families. Therefore, in July 2021, the Commission brought all operations and implementation of the Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs) initiative in-house, which allowed F5VC to increase fidelity in program design, enhance program quality, and rapidly innovate. The Commission also developed and implemented countywide system initiatives that promote parent engagement, community collaboration, early intervention, and improve access to resources.

Due to the substantial shifts during FY 2020-22 and the unique needs accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission decided to adopt a three-year extension of the current Strategic Plan through FY 2026. This extension allows the Commission to evaluate the impact of FY 2020-22 investments before determining any program changes in future years. 

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