Supporting Children's Mental Health

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month and with Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week the second week of May, we are pleased to share this social media toolkit to support children’s mental health.

The toolkit includes updates on the Stigma Free Campaign, new shareable messages specific to early childhood mental health, and links to two new resource guides for pregnant persons and parents of very young children. All these resources were developed through collaboration of many Orange County organizations and community members.

Child Care, TK, Preschool Guide

First 5 OC created a helpful guide on some places to turn when it comes to finding child care, preschool or transitional kindergarten (TK) options for your child.

Child Care Business Incubators

In partnership with Orange County Community Foundation’s Workforce Development Initiative, First 5 Orange County helped launch a child care business program with the Small Business Development Center, CIELO (Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities), Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children, Orange County Department of Education, and other partners.

In the program, future child care providers spend two months building their knowledge of business basics, early child development, and how to operate a child care program.

What We Do

Through partnerships and strategic resource allocation, First 5 Orange County works to ensure all children reach their full potential.

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Our Priorities

Whether it’s well-child visits and screenings, finding quality child care or advocating to government leaders, we look for solutions to pressing issues facing young children and families.

Our Impact

“First 5 OC gives us information, it gives us support. It helps us make sure we’re on the right track. It certainly is a group that we turn to when we need help.”

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