F5VC at a Glance
Our Mission is to promote school readiness through investments in health, early learning and family strengthening, benefitting children from prenatal to 5 years of age.
First 5 Ventura County envisions a future where all Ventura County children thrive in healthy supported environments.
Because the first five years impact a lifetime. . .
We provide early learning, health and family strengthening programs for young children and families through 11 locally governed First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs) and their more than 20 family resource centers.
2. We fund
We fund a wide range of services, like high-quality preschool, developmental check-ups, health and dental screenings, nutrition counseling, teacher training and more.
3. We teach
We teach families and those around them about the benefits breastfeeding, good oral health, early literacy, healthy weight, exercise and more, via community education campaigns and parent resources.
4. We partner
We partner with businesses and community leaders, local and regional collaboratives, offering information, leadership and resources that help us work together for children, families and communities.
5. We are good government at work
First 5 Ventura County is an independent commission that uses local decision-making to effectively and efficiently support local children and families.