California's Programs and Services
First 5 California connects families to the services and support they need to give their children a healthier tomorrow. For more information about resources available in your community from First 5 California, visit your local First 5 county commission or browse other resources below.
Children & Technology
Access to screen time is becoming increasingly easier for children, and sometimes the content they’re consuming – whether it’s a TV show or a smartphone app – may be inappropriate for their age.
Parenting with Extra Challenges
Mental illness or disability can add further challenges to parenthood.
First Time Parents/Caregivers Support
You’ve gone through pregnancy, labor, and delivery – and now it’s time to begin the journey of parenthood!
Violence and Abuse
Child abuse and domestic violence can leave lasting effects on a child’s development.
Learning Disability Services
“Learning disabilities” is a broad term that covers a variety of learning challenges faced by both adults and children alike.
Disasters and Emergencies
Find out how to prepare for disasters and emergencies in advance.
Millions of people are impacted by mental health conditions every day.
Prenatal, Women’s Health, and Breastfeeding Support
There is a lot to learn about women's health and breastfeeding a baby.
Substance Abuse Support
The recovery process is no easy feat, but these local resources can offer you or a loved one support for the journey.
Saving for Higher Education
Higher education is one of the single greatest factors in ensuring the success of our youth, but we also know that rising costs make it increasingly more difficult to afford.
Low Income Tax Credit
If you are employed and have a low income, you may qualify for CalEITC – California’s Earned Income Tax Credit.
Immigrant Family Resources
In California, there are many services that can help provide free or low-cost child care.
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