Resource Library

Resource Library

View our resources to help in raising your child

Babies can be both the sweetest reward and biggest challenge of our lives. Research shows a child’s experiences in their first 5 years shapes their future. That is a lot of responsibility. We know you are the best person for the job – and we are here to help. On this page, you’ll find local resources for your family, information on parenting, and much more.

Featured Resources

First 5 California Parents Guide

What you need to know to help your child grow up healthy and thrive.

Family Blog

Parenting tips, information, and ideas for your family from First 5 San Mateo County.

Help Me Grow San Mateo County

Call Help Me Grow to get a free developmental screening. 

Kit for New Parents

A welcome gift for your new baby from First 5 San Mateo. Information is delivered to your door.

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Parentage Opportunity Program

The Parentage Opportunity Program offers eligible parents a free and efficient opportunity to establish a legal parent-child relationship, with the same legality without going through court.

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Family Advocacy Program (Medical-Legal Partnership)

FAP strives to improve the health and welfare of pregnant women, low-income children, and their families. FAP provides legal representation, advocacy, and education to help address underlying causes of poor health among low-income children.

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Legal Aid Society of San Mateo

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County provides free civil legal advice, counsel, and representation to low-income people living in San Mateo County.

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San Mateo County Core Agencies

Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter, and other basic needs.

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