Parent and Provider Resources
Teaching your child to stay calm sets them up for future success. First 5 CA offers parents/caregiver information and resources to help them successfully navigate all kinds of emotions, and even tantrums. By giving your child the skills they need to manage their feelings, you’ll help them now and down the road.
At First 5 Orange County, we believe that all young children deserve to reach their full potential. But sometimes we all need a little help, and that’s where First 5 Orange County can point you in the right direction. Whether you have concerns about a child’s health, development, and mental well-being, or finding child care, early learning activities, and food assistance, here are some resources to help families and children.
Help Me Grow OC connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior, and learning of children from birth through eight years. By calling the toll-free number 1.866.GROW.025, (1.866.476.9025) or using the online link, parents, caregivers, child care providers, early educators, and health care providers have a point of access to developmental services for all young children who live in Orange County.
Download the free Kid Builders mobile app — a fun and free, an activity-packed resource to help your children grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.
Teach your baby how to stack blocks, look for opposites with your toddler and encourage your son or daughter to say “Thank You.”
These easy-to-do activities, right at your fingertips, can help your kids grow in six critical areas: body, health, mind, relationships, safety, and words.
All activities are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The app is now available free of charge to both iPhone and Android users.
Early Childhood OC is a community collaborative that was formed to develop Orange County’s Early Childhood Policy Framework in order to ensure young children reach their developmental potential and are ready to succeed in school and life. The Framework helps to guide communities, businesses, and organizations in prioritizing children and families, which results in economic and social benefits for all of Orange County. Early Childhood OC establishes a shared vision that all children are valued, nurtured, healthy, and thriving.
Join Kimberly Mattson and Triana Ramazan from the Laguna Beach Unified School District for a webinar to help parents create fun and effective learning activities to support early literacy and school readiness skills.
Do you have questions about TK or Kindergarten at El Morro Elementary? If so, please watch this video. It offers some helpful information about the school, policies and procedures, and how you can best prepare your student for a successful transition.
The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® helps parents and caregivers of children ages 0-12 and teens better understand and support their children's emotional and developmental needs. You can access tools to communicate better, navigate emotional issues and equip your kids to handle life's challenges. Help create a positive environment that supports healthy development and start your FREE online parenting course today. *Classes offered in English and Spanish.
Orange County Public Library provides books to support school readiness skills for children 0-5 years old.