Family Resource Centers
FIRST 5’s vision for the Family Resource Center Initiative is that families in Santa Clara County have the skills and capacity to promote their children’s development, ensure their children are ready for school, build strong family relationships, and create a connected community. FIRST 5 has established Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout Santa Clara County that increase access to services and provide opportunities for parents/caregivers to become more engaged in their children’s healthy development, school readiness, and other collaborative efforts to improve their lives and the communities in which they live.
At a Family Resource Center (FRC), you will find:
Fun and educational parent and child activities
Nutrition, health and wellness programs for the whole family
Health insurance application assistance: eligible parents and caregivers receive assistance with Medi-Cal applications and other affordable health insurance programs for children
Developmental screenings for children ages 0-5
Professional development opportunities, resources, and other support services for licensed family child care providers.
Parent and caregiver workshops and seminars:
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors – Parent and caregiver leadership program
SEEDS of Early Literacy – Child language and literacy development
BabyCare – Infant/toddler care seminars
24/7 Dad – Seminar for fathers and other male caregivers raising children
Family Engagement Advisory Committees provide leadership opportunities for parents, caregivers, and community members.
Volunteer opportunities for parents, caregivers, and community members to assist with programs and activities.