Kits for New Parents in Mendocino County

FIRST 5 Mendocino gives a free crash course in parenting, packed in a neat little box, to new and expecting county families.
Mendocino County Kits for New Parents

Mendocino County Kits for New Parents!

Many parents are overwhelmed by the arrival of a new baby.  Family and friends can be thousands of miles away, and there’s so much to learn!

Fortunately, FIRST 5 Mendocino gives a free crash course in parenting, packed in a neat little box, to new and expecting families throughout the county.

The “Kit for New Parents” includes up-to-date information on nutrition, safety, quality child care, health, discipline, and early learning.  Most of the information is offered on easy-to-use DVDs.  Also included are books for babies; a complete list of local resources for families; and a simple book called “What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick.”

Each year, about 1,000 Kits are distributed countywide by FIRST 5 and its partners.  The Kit comes in both Spanish and English, and is worth about $75.

FOR FAMILIES:

Pick up your free Kit at your doctor’s office, or call FIRST 5 directly at 707-462-4453.

FOR PARTNERS:

FIRST 5 Mendocino provides KITS to every local hospital, clinic, home visitation program, and public agency that provides care to expectant parents.  Funding comes from FIRST 5 California, which distributes these Kits throughout the state.
Would your organization like to have Kits to distribute?
Contact us!
first5@mendochildren.org
or
(707) 462-4453