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, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese.


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 the Parent Kits directly from the state:

  • For English Kits, call (800) 543-7025
  • For Spanish Kits, call (800) 506-4667
  • For Chinese Kits (Mandarin or Cantonese), call (800) 597-9366
  • For Korean Kits, call (800) 597-9551
  • For Vietnamese Kits, call (800) 597-9855

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

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Camille Denzel at 510.227.6917 or