Welcome Dr. Sara Brown as new VP

First 5 Orange County is excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Sara Brown as our new Vice President of Health Systems and Family Supports! Get to know Dr. Brown with this short Q&A on who she is, what she values and what her favorite kids’ book is.

August Focus: Going Back to School

For the month of August, First 5 Orange County is focusing its social media efforts on Back to School Month, whether your little one is still in preschool or in elementary school. We’ll share tips, information and resources on things such as a child’s social-emotional health, creating routines, vaccinations, easing anxiety and more!

We're Hiring: Program Officer

First 5 Orange County is hiring a Program Officer charged with creating systems connections with internal and
external programs to create meaningful, sustainable outcomes for young children in Orange County!

Come join our team!

Child Care, TK, Preschool Guide

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

Formula Shortage Resources

A nationwide shortage of infant formula has been ongoing for several months, so the American Academy of Pediatrics-Orange County and the Orange County Health Care Agency put together information, resources and assistance to help parents.

Stigma Free OC Campaign

First 5 Orange County put together a social media toolkit to help spread the word about the Stigma Free OC campaign centered around young children and families. Inside the toolkit are sample social media messages, powerful images and messaging featuring young children and parents (in English, Spanish and Vietnamese), plus an order sheet that can be used to get Stigma Free OC posters printed for your use.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info and Resources

First 5 Orange County partnered with AAP-Orange County and CHOC to encourage vaccination of Orange County’s young children and pregnant women.

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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