Student, Youth, and Parent Services
New Parent Kits
First 5 California provides a kit for new parents including DVDs and books on child rearing and developmental milestones, tips on responding when children are ill, and a board book for young children. These kits are in both Spanish and English.
Well Child Care Information
The Center has resources and materials available to help you understand child and youth development, nutrition, and fitness. We can also connect new parents and parents-to-be with health insurance, WIC aid, and medical and behavioral health referrals.
Nurturing Parenting Video Series/Parenting Library
The Center has a Parenting video and book library to assist and educate parents, including the Nurturing Parenting program. The Nurturing Parenting video series overviews infant, toddler, and preschooler development; creating appropriate rewards and discipline; and teaching children empathy.
“Toys for Tots” and “Gifts for Teens” Enrollment
In November and December, the Center enrolls children and teens in the Toys for Tots and Gifts for Teens programs, which provide holiday gifts to low-income families. We collect donations in our office as well as in marked boxes around town
Head Start Referrals
Head Start is a federally funded early education program available to children, ages 0-5. Children are taught in either a center-based or home-based setting to prepare them for kindergarten. In Frazier Park, a Head Start representative meets one-on-one in the home as well as coordinating monthly socials to develop children’s social skills. The Center can provide eligible families with a Head Start referral.
The Center offers preschool scholarships to help local children prepare for Kindergarten. Low-income families can apply in the summer one year before entering Kindergarten. The scholarship program covers three days per week for free and also includes assessments to monitor the child’s progress and tips on school readiness.
Kindergarten Enrollment Assistance
The Center can provide Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten enrollment applications as well as assistance with completing them. We can also advise families on deadlines and age requirements.
Boys & Girls Club
The Center was instrumental in establishing the Frazier Mountain Boys & Girls Club, and has continued to support it since its opening in 2006. The Boys & Girls Club (located at Frazier Park Elementary) offers a daily Afterschool Program, a Summer Camp, and a Friday Night Teen Program in order to provide fun and support for mountain youth.
Single Parent Program
The Single Parent Program increases the capacity of single parents in the area through a 10-week course. Throughout the sessions, single parents receive training and support in areas including finance and budgeting, career and college opportunities, stress relief, relationship building, and more. These sessions help build confidence, trust, and hope for the future. A weekly stipend helps cover childcare and transportation costs to attend.
Transportation Assistance for Families
We provide bus tickets for families with young children, ages 0-5, for a variety of family support services and medical appointments.