For Parents

PARENTING RESOURCES

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.

Services

At Family Resource Centers, 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 application assistance for Medi-Cal 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.
  • Professional development opportunities, resources, and other support services for
    licensed family child care providers.
  • Parent and caregiver workshops and seminars:
    o Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
    o Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors – Parent and caregiver leadership programs 
    o SEEDS of Early Literacy – Child language and literacy development
    o BabyCare – Infant/toddler care seminars
    o 24/7 Dad – Seminar for fathers  and other male caregivers raising children
  • Family Engagement Advisory Committees provides leadership opportunities for parents, caregivers, and community members.
  • Volunteer Opportunities for parents, caregivers, and community members to assist with programs and activities.
  • And much more!!

To learn more about the menu of programs, services, and activities available for parents, caregivers, and community members please call or visit the Family Resource Center nearest you.

“I take my child to a Family Resource Center because it’s really good for kids. It helps them to develop their senses, motor skills, and all those good things that help them when they start kindergarten.”

– Sureyma, Parent

Family Resource Center Locations

Region 1

  • Adelante
    Rebekah Children’s Services, 290 IOOF Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020
  • Captain Jason Dahl
    Jason Dahl Elementary School, Bldg. P-5, 3200 Water Street, San Jose, CA 95111 

Region 2

  • Chávez
    Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 2000 Kammerer Avenue, Room 20, San Jose, CA 95116
  • Educare
    1399 Santee Drive, San Jose, CA 95122
  • Evergreen
    Katherine R. Smith Elementary School, 2025 Clarice Drive, Room B6, San Jose, CA 95121
  • Gardner
    1601 East Virginia Street, Suite 280, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Grail
    2003 E. San Antonio Street, San Jose, CA 95116
  • ICAN
    Olinder Community Center, 848 E. Williams Street, San Jose, CA 95116

Region 3

  • Northwood
    Northwood Elementary School, Bldg. 700, 2760 East Trimble Road, San Jose, CA 95132
  • San Miguel
    San Miguel Elementary School, 777 San Miguel Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Sunnyhills
    Sunnyhills United Methodist Church, 355 Dixon Road, Milpitas, CA 95035

Region 4

Region 5

  • Mercy Street
    Trinity United Methodist Church, 748 Mercy Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

FRC Collateral 

FRC Brochure
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