First 5 First Steps
First 5 First Steps is an in-home family support program serving expectant and new parents. Services start prenatally, and continue until the child’s third birthday.
The program aims to strengthen the parent-child relationship, improve healthy child development, reduce child abuse and neglect, increase utilization of prenatal care, reduce pre-term and low birth-weight babies, increase access to primary medical services, and increase immunization rates. Program participants include teens, military families, immigrant or refugee families, and low-income families.
- Nurture healthy relationships between parents & children
- Enhance parent knowledge about their child’s growth and development
- Support positive parenting practices
- Provide community referrals