We recognize that many families need childcare for their second child so they can focus on the enrolled child during class, and we will continue to explore options to incorporate sibling childcare into the program.
Ideally, you will be able to focus on the child you enrolled in PACT in a 1:1 setting. However, if you would like to bring your non-mobile infant, please check with your PACT teacher. They will discuss strategies that will allow you to focus on your older child during the class.
All families are welcome to participate in NfL programs regardless of ability to make a financial contribution. A voluntary contribution of your time, talents, and treasure helps us sustain and support programs and services.
Classes are scheduled to meet twice per week at 13 locations throughout Ventura County, with additional support services available during the week. Please contact your local NfL for days and times.
At Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs), we connect parents to a variety of screenings and support services to strengthen parenting skills and help parents to weather stressful situations. For example, teachers offer screenings to check if your child’s development is on track for their age and provide tips or referrals to address any concerns.
The first three years of life are the bricks and mortar of brain development – the time when we can have the greatest positive impact and increase bonding and attachment. We are prioritizing enrollment for children 0-3 years old, as there are very few programs available for this age group in Ventura County.
High-quality preschool programs for 3 and 4 year old children help prepare them to enter Kindergarten, ready to learn. First 5 Ventura County is continuing to fund preschool opportunities countywide. Call CDR at 805-485-7878 for details.
Our Parent and Child Together (PACT) classes are designed to primarily serve families with children 0 to 3 years of age, but we are happy to accommodate 4 and 5 year olds, if space is available. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with priority for new families.
Thank you for your interest in First 5 Ventura County NfL powered by Interface, Parent and Child Together classes. Please fill out the information below. Once the form is received, you will be placed on a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date interest form is received.
*Please note that priority will be given to families that have not participated in previous PACT class series and to families that live within the region boundaries for which services are requested.
Click here to download a PDF version of the form.