Welcome to First 5 Tulare County

First 5 Releases Evaluation Report

First 5 Tulare County released its Evaluation Report covering activities for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  The report also includes a summary of activities over the three year grant cycle (2012-2015) for the major programs funded by the Commission.  The report was prepared by Barbara Aved Associates, the Commission's Evaluation Consultant.  For a copy of this report, click here.

Save the Children partners to launch Vroom

Save the Children partners with the Bezos Family Foundation to launch Vroom in Tulare County.

Save the Children is a First 5 Tulare County service provider.

What is Vroom?

New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons fire at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening, but it’s all there, all at work. That’s why is here.

turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bath time, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children's growing minds.

To download the fee app or get more information about VROOM in English and Spanish, go to www.joinvroom.org.  Contact SaRonn Mitchell to learn how you can help expand Vroom to serve more Tulare County children.

2015 Hands-On Heroes Award Banquet

The 5th annual Hands-On Heroes awards were presented on April 23, 2015 to individuals in the community and a First 5 organization selected for their outstanding service to the populations they serve.  The award honors selfless and passionate support, through recipients’ work or volunteer activities, of Tulare County’s children ages 0 through 5. 
Honorees are:  Outstanding Provider -- Sierra View Medical Center; Behavioral Health -- Kim Weeks; Early Care and Education -- Edie Nugent; Exceptional Volunteer -- Julie Scaife and Sue Pierce; Health and Wellness -- Karen O'Connor. RDH; Parent Education and Strong Families -- Lupita Aguayo; and Honorary Award -- In memory of Patricia Howell, RN.  Congratulations to all!

Kit for New Parents

First 5 provides the Kit for New Parents at no cost.  It contains an oral health kit, a book about infant-toddler health, and many other items important for new parents.  If you would like a Kit, please click here for an order form, which you can fax, mail, or scan and email to First 5.

Oral Health Publication

If you would like to order free copies of the oral health publication, Healthy Teeth, Happy Child, please contact our office.

Programs, activities, and services provided or funded by First 5 Tulare County will move our community toward the following results:

  1. Children are mentally and physically healthy
  2. Children are ready for school
  3. Families are knowledgeable and able to promote their children’s development
  4. Services are culturally appropriate, integrated, and collaborative

Why we do what we do:
The children of Tulare County will thrive in safe supportive environments and enter school healthy and ready to learn so that they may grow into adulthood prepared to contribute as valued members of our community. 

What we are here for:

First 5 Tulare County will enhance the early development of Tulare County’s children by providing direct services, funding partner organizations, and strengthening an integrated system of care serving children prenatally through age five and their families without regard to income.

What's New

November 26-27 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday: Office closed
December 24-25 - Christmas Holiday: Office closed
January 28 - Commission Meeting
February 2 - Network of Providers Meeting
February 25 - Commission Meeting
April 28 - Commission Meeting
May 3 - Network of Providers Meeting
May 26 - Commission Meeting
June 23 - Commission Meeting

2-1-1 Tulare County

2-1-1 is a non-emergency phone number that connects our community with resources, services and volunteer opportunities. It is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  To access this service, dial 2-1-1 from your telephone, or click here to access the website. 
Do you need a quick reference guide for health, education and other services in Tulare County?  Click here for an English and Spanish resource list.

Total Served Since First 5 Inception

Kit for New Parents


For more information, or to
order an English or Spanish
Kit for New Parents -- click here!