Investing in our Children / Invirtiendo en Nuestros Ninos


All Santa Cruz County children enter school ready to achieve to their greatest potential.


To help children succeed in school and in life, First 5 Santa Cruz County invests in health, early learning and family support to promote optimal development of Santa Cruz County children.

We're ready to help you and your family reach your goals for positive, nurturing, parent/child relationships.


The Positive Parenting Program, Triple P, is here to help you meet your parenting goals. It is designed for every parent and can help you learn ways to :

We encourage teachers to share their experiences and to learn evidence-based teaching strategies from each other.

Repeated Read Aloud and other demonstration videos

Repeated Read Aloud Lesson Plans and other instructional supports

  Big 5 Transition Songs & 5 Grandes Transiciones







Santa Cruz Reading Corps

Come and learn about the innovative, research based early literacy program, the Santa Cruz Reading Corps!

The Santa Cruz Reading Corps is a group of tutors, who support the young children in Santa Cruz County to be proficient readers by Third Grade. Tutors provide support to the classrooms in which they serve, as well as working with individual children, using effective, early literacy strategies and interventions.

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