First 5 Ventura County knows that it takes a multifaceted and partnership-based approach to build a community where children thrive. That’s why we leverage our neighborhood-based resource hubs (Neighborhoods for Learning) with integrated programs and community education campaigns that work in concert to support children’s health and early learning, and to strengthen families. We do this with the vision that all children enter kindergarten with the foundation to meet their full potential.
Yet there is more. Where children thrive, communities thrive: Healthy, prepared children and resilient families mean better schools, stronger businesses and reduced demands on social services. Early childhood is about all of us. We work with business and community leaders and through a wide range of collaborative partnerships that bring children front and center to collectively strengthen children, families and communities.