Investing in our Children / Invirtiendo en Nuestros Ninos


All Santa Cruz County children enter school ready to achieve to their greatest potential.


To help children succeed in school and in life, First 5 Santa Cruz County invests in health, early learning and family support to promote optimal development of Santa Cruz County children.

ACEs Aware Series

We're ready to help you and your family reach your goals for positive, nurturing, parent/child relationships.



The Positive Parenting Program, Triple P, is here to help you meet your parenting goals. It is designed for every parent and can help you learn ways to





We encourage teachers to share their experiences and to learn evidence-based teaching strategies from each other.

Repeated Read Aloud and other demonstration videos

Repeated Read Aloud Lesson Plans and other instructional supports

  Big 5 Transition Songs & 5 Grandes Transiciones







Investing in our Children / Invirtiendo en Nuestros Niños

Ask Nicole: Self-care is Essential

Read tips for taking care of yourself as a parent or caregiver.

Download the article in English | View the Triple P class schedule 

Creando experiencias positivas de la niñez

Lea consejos para como ayudar a crear Experiencias Positivas de la Niñez que aumentan la resiliencia y contrarrestan los efectos de las Experiencias Adversas de la Niñez.

Creating Positive Childhood Experiences

Read tips for how to help create Positive Childhood Experiences that increase resiliency and counteract the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences


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