For Parents

Parenting Resources

Raising a child is an amazing and rewarding experience, and FIRST 5 is here to help support you in your role as your child’s first teacher.

Learn more about our community programs and services, and find valuable resources for ensuring your child is happy, healthy, and ready for school!

Featured Resources

Parenting Workshops
Family Resource Centers
Developmental Stages
Kindergarten Handbook
Kit for New Parents
Potter the Otter

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Talk, Read, Sing

These simple, everyday interactions can help boost your baby’s brain development. 

Oral Health

Keep your child’s smile shining bright and find a children’s dentist near you.


Find local breastfeeding resources and learn why breast milk is best!

Developmental Milestones 

Use these healthy milestones to help identify your child’s strengths.

Selecting a Preschool

See what questions to ask when looking for a high-quality preschool program. 

Obesity Prevention

Eating healthy and staying active can be fun for the whole family!

Special Needs

If your child has special needs, there are local resources to support you and your family.

Don’t take our word for it! Learn about the great services offered at our Family Resource Centers through parent stories like this one. 

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