Parenting Supports

The parenting support page is designed to help parents and caregivers by providing resources and links on how to successfully teach, raise, discipline and love children.

80 % of a child’s brain develops in the fist three years of life. Parents, as the number one teacher of their child, have great influence in the child’s life. Experiences in the first years of life shape the child’s future. Many things can wait, as a parent or caregiver takes the time to nurture the child(ren), love them unconditionally and assure their safety at all times. Remember – the most important gifts you can give your child are your time and unconditional love.

Pick up a free Parent Kit from your local Family/Community Resource Center.

Upcoming Trainings:

List of County Wide Trainings:

Sensory Integration for all Children

The Power of Nicotine

Impact of Trauma on a Child ‘s Attachment

Brain Behaviors and Regulation

7 Essential Life Skills – Ellen Galinsky



Articles and Important Links:


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ParentingTogether! Vol 1 Issue 6 July 2015

Help Fight Germs – Everyday Preventive Actions

The publication – Bringing Baby Home – is now available for download in both English and Spanish – Bringing Baby Home – English and Bringing Baby Home – Spanish

We are proud to announce the launch of First 5 California’s new Early Education Effectiveness Exchange (E4) website. It is designed to provide Child Signature Program (CSP) participants and other early childhood educators the ability to participate in topic specific discussions, network with others, find teaching and learning resources, and more importantly, improve the classroom experience for children.

Through the E4, we’re striving to bridge the education gap and work with early educators to enhance the teacher/child interactions in the classroom so every child enters Kindergarten ready to succeed.

We look forward to providing early educators the resources needed to improve child outcomes in the classroom and welcome our county participants, as well as those not participating in First 5 California’s CSP, to access the online resources at

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The following link will take you to a great resource from Oregon State University where you, your staff and families can get very specific resources related to parenting in the first years of a child’s life.


CDC has a new site for parents of young children:

Breastfeeding Support

Life’s Sweeter – Join the Challenge

Building Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Eating Tips for Infants and Toddlers

10 Questions to Ask Your Child About His Day at School

Domestic Violence Hurts Kids Too

Pointers for Parents – Keep Your Youngsters on the Go

See Dick and Jane…Sort Laundry?

School Readiness: Books, Backpacks and Booster Shots

Playing with Blocks

Toys and Young Children

Connecting Children to Nature

Bicycles and Leadership