Get A Parenting Kit

  • The Kit for New Parents is a practical resource on a wide range of parenting topics to help prepare children to reach their greatest potential in school and life.

  • Parenting Kits are available to residents or companies operating within Alameda County
  • The kits are available in English, Spanish, and Korean.


The free Kit now includes:

  • Your Choices Shape Their Future - First 5 California brochure
  • Advice for New Parents DVD with a new Oral Health section
  • Advice for New Parents companion booklet (English and Spanish Kit only)
  • “What to do When your Child Gets Sick”
  • “Happy Baby” Bilingual book
  • Poison Action Line information
  • Growth Chart: Look at me! Birth to three!

Community and public agencies that provide services to families with children 0 to 5 years partner with First 5 to distribute the Kit, free of charge. If you would like to distribute Kits, please complete and submit the Order Form for Kits for New Parents . You can either receive free on-going, monthly delivery of Kits or receive a free one-time shipment. In either case, you will need to arrange storage for the Kits. Parents can order a Parent Kit directly from the First 5 California website.

Remember, the Kits are most helpful for parents before the baby arrives.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Charla Black-Edwards at 510.227.6917 or