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Join First 5 of Santa Barbara County…

Your family’s friend in the first 5 years

Join TodayThe most powerful force driving the development of a baby’s brain is the nurturing and active engagement of parents, providers, and community.
First 5 wants to help.

Welcome to First 5 Santa Barbara County

First 5 Santa Barbara County Children and Families Commission supports the health, early learning and well-being of children prenatal through age 5 and their families.



Check out this one stop location for valuable resources and information for parents and their children on topics such as brain health, nutrition, and child care services.



Learn more about resources and information for our child care provider community.



Click here to learn how to support and engage building a healthier, stronger and vibrant world for parents and children.