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.

Resource Library

Infant Formula Availability Resource

Families across the nation are feeling the impact of the infant formula shortage. The purpose of this site is to provide the latest information about the shortage and connect California families in need of formula to helpful resources. 

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CA’s New Budget Summary

Governor Newsom has made major investments in several facets of early child care and education. Read the First 5 Association’s summary of the highlights of the new budget.

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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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Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

CORA provides specialized services for parents and kids of all ages. Services include physical shelter and emotional support, individual and family counseling, parental support groups, after-school enrichment programs, safety planning, and more.

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