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Babies are born ready to learn. And you already have what it takes to help them!

First 5 California has partnered with Vroom to provide you with over 1,000 fun and free tips and activities to help add learning to mealtime, bath time, bedtime, or anytime!

We know life gets busy, but with these fun activities, backed by science, you can turn everyday moments into brain-building moments! Get going with Vroom to try over 1,000 brain building activities with your child!

Visit Vroom.org to learn more or get started today!

 

Sesame Street in Communities - Care, Cope, Connect

Sesame Street Care Cope Connect image and linkCare, Cope, Connect - Comforting and Supporting Kids During Community Stress

Whether you’re preparing for the unexpected or recovering from it, your reassurance and comfort hold great power to soothe children even on the scariest, toughest days.

Parents and caregivers like you are the foundations for children’s healthy development. You keep them healthy, provide learning opportunities, and help them face challenges big and small. Sesame Street in Communities is here to support you in that huge and all-important effort.

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The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project provides a series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach their kids critical mental health and coping skills.

California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.

FREE Parent Counseling at Sierra Child and Family Services Flyer

Kids Music Station

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Music helps boost language, math and social skills.

Tune into First 5's Pandora station today!

Milestone Tracker

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Parenting Resources

All About Young Children

2 December 2022

All About Young Children

All About Young Children
Parents are a child’s first teacher. Explore information to help understand children’s learning and discover new ways to support a growing child.

Baby Sign Language

2 December 2022

Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language
Baby sign language is a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby. Baby sign language helps babies that are ready to communicate, but can’t quite bridge the gap to full speech.

California Bilingual Early Literacy Initiative - FREE Virtual Library

2 December 2022

California Bilingual Early Literacy Initiative - FREE Virtual Library

The California Department of Education, in partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance, Inc., is providing FREE access to a selection of 500 interactive and award-winning digital ebooks, songs, and activities.

Available in English and Spanish to all California children and families.

FREE Virtual Library

California Parent & Youth Helpline

2 December 2022

California Parent & Youth Helpline

The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the new California Parent and Youth Helpline, which provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We are requesting your assistance in promoting the helpline by posting the below information and logo on your website:

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  F

For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

2 December 2022

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Children & Families

Father Talk

2 December 2022

Father Talk

Father Talk
A blog written by a father, for fathers. Ideas, tips, and information for all stages of fatherhood.  

First 5 California Parents' Site

2 December 2022

First 5 California Parents' Site

First 5 California Parents' Site
Information regarding brain development, early language development, fine and gross motor skills, healthy nutrition, safety, activity ideas for babies to preschoolers, and much more.

First 5 Parent Guide

2 December 2022

First 5 Parent Guide

First 5 California Parent Guide
What you need to know for your child to grow up healthy and thrive.

Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center

2 December 2022

Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center

Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center
A national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system.

Grandparent Project

2 December 2022

Grandparent Project

The Grandparent Project provides services to grandparents and other relatives raising children, including families where a parent also lives in the home. 

La Leche League

2 December 2022

La Leche League

La Leche League
Helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and promotes a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Mind in the Making - 7 Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

2 December 2022

Mind in the Making - 7 Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

The 7 Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), Mind in the Making shares the science of children’s learning.

National Association for the Education of Young Children for Families

National Parent Helpline

2 December 2022

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline - Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

Paid Family Leave

2 December 2022

Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave
CA is home to one of the country’s few programs that offer workers paid time off when they have a baby, adopt, or foster a new child, or need to take care of a sick family member. Find out more about this valuable benefit.

Parenting Tip Sheets

2 December 2022

Parenting Tip Sheets

Parenting Tip Sheets
Created in English and Spanish; several parenting topics are addressed including, but not limited to, Tantrums, Say What You Mean, The Power of Choice, and Parent Magic.

Raising Happiness Blog

2 December 2022

Raising Happiness Blog

Raising Happiness Blog
Developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), Through the Greater Good Science Center located at UC Berkeley, the Raising Happiness Blog offers science based tips for more joyful kids and happier parents.

Reading Rockets Family Reading Guide

2 December 2022

Reading Rockets Family Reading Guide

Give your child a love of reading with help from the Family Reading Guide from Reading Rockets

Ready4K

2 December 2022

Ready4K

What is Ready4K?

Text messages proven to boost your child's learning

Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to build on the things that you already do with your child -- like getting your child dressed, meal time, and bath time -- to make boosting your child’s learning fast, fun, and easy.

Stay Play Grow by the Early Learning Lab

2 December 2022

Stay Play Grow by the Early Learning Lab

A home base to support you and your family

Stay Play Grow was developed by the Early Learning Lab, a team of early childhood experts, women, and working moms.

We designed the app to ensure parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 have quality and easy-to-access resources when they need them most.

The app offers content for families in English and Spanish.

Text 4 Baby

2 December 2022

Text 4 Baby

Text 4 Baby
Join the thousands of moms who receive free text messages throughout their pregnancy and their baby’s first year. Receive critical health and safety tips timed to where you are in your pregnancy and timed to your baby’s age up till their first birthday.

TIPS by TEXT

2 December 2022

TIPS by TEXT

TIPS by TEXT is a text messaging program for parents of preschoolers designed to help them prepare their children for kindergarten. Each week during the school year, parents receive three texts about important kindergarten readiness skills.

What The Most Mentally Strong Kids Always Do - CNBC

Zero to Three Parent Resources

2 December 2022

Zero to Three Parent Resources

Zero to Three Parent Resources
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. Parenting is an ongoing process of learning who your individual child is and what he needs to thrive. These resources are designed to help parents tune in to what makes children tick and to guide parents in thinking about the best way to meet their child’s individual needs.

At-Home Learning Resources

All Ages

Spanish-Language At-Home Learning Resources

2 December 2022

Spanish-Language At-Home Learning Resources

Toddler to Pre-K