First 5 California, in partnership with local counties, is offering new
and expecting parents in California's Asian communities its
award-winning Kit for New Parents. This free parenting resource
includes practical information on everything from prenatal care through
the first five years of life.
Contents include a comprehensive guide for the first five years, a
health and illness handbook, a touch-and-feel baby book, and important
information on literacy and learning, child safety, nutrition,
discipline, developmental milestones, quality childcare and more. The
free Kit, valued at $75, is available in four Asian languages
including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese, as well as in
English and Spanish.
"Our goal is to ensure that families have the resources and confidence
they need to set a strong foundation for their children as they learn
and grow," said Reneè Webster-Hawkins, First 5 California's Interim
Executive Director. "By providing these Kits, we're able to
provide hard-to-reach communities with crucial information on their
child's health in their primary language."
"First 5 San Francisco is committed to the well-being of children in our
diverse communities and wants to ensure that expecting parents have the
tools and local resources they need to raise healthy children who are
ready to learn," said Laurel Kloomok, First 5 San Francisco Executive
First 5 California, in partnership with local counties, has distributed
more than 3.2 million Kits for New Parents throughout the state
For more information or to order a free copy of the Kit for New
Parents, please call (800) KIDS-025 for English assistance,
Vietnamese (800) 597-9855, Korean (800) 597-9511 or (800) 597-9366 for
Mandarin or Cantonese assistance.
About First 5 California
At First 5 California, we fund programs that educate parents,
grandparents, caregivers and teachers about the critical role they play
during a child's first five years. Since our creation in 1998, we've
supported millions of families with programs and services designed to
help more California kids grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school
- and in life. For more information, please visit www.first5california.com/parents.
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