2-1-1 San Diego

2-1-1 San Diego is a free 24-hour phone service (211) and online database (211sandiego.org) that connects people with community resources. 2-1-1 also operates a First 5 San Diego Warm Line (1-888-5 FIRST 5) that assists parents of children ages 0 through 5 with locating services and resources for their families.

Childhood Injury Prevention Program

The Childhood Injury Prevention Program educates parents, caregivers and early childhood education staff about childhood injury prevention strategies to make homes, automobiles and communities safer for children ages 0 through 5.

First 5 First Steps

First 5 First Steps provides countywide family support services to specific high-risk target populations including pregnant and parenting teens, military, refugee/immigrant, low-income, and CalWORKs families using the Healthy Families America (HFA) model and the Baby TALK curriculum.

Healthy Development Services

Healthy Development Services (HDS) is an array of services for early identification and treatment of children with mild to moderate developmental delays. Services include assessment and treatment for developmental (including speech and language) and behavioral concerns, parent education, and care coordination to all families receiving HDS services.


KidSTART is an integrated program within First 5 San Diego and HHSA Behavioral Health Services to support children with complex needs. The KidSTART Center performs triage, assessment, referrals and treatment for children with multiple complex delays, and disorders. The KidSTART Clinic provides comprehensive behavioral and social-emotional clinical treatment. (First 5 San Diego funding supports the Center only.)

Kit for New Parents 

The Kit for New Parents is a free, comprehensive resource from First 5 California for new and expectant parents emphasizing the importance of a child’s early years. Kits are distributed countywide and are available in English, Spanish and Korean.

Maternity Housing Program

Maternity Housing Program (MHP) provides safe, secure, and supportive housing with intensive case management services for pregnant and parenting young women between 18 and 24 years old, and their dependent children. MHP assists these young women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless develop the skills necessary to live independently while providing a safe and stable home for themselves and their children.

Oral Health Initiative

The Oral Health Initiative (OHI) provides oral health services, care coordination, and preventative education to children ages birth through five with the goal of improving oral health, promoting positive oral health practices, and increasing provider capacity.

Learn Well Initiative

Learn Well Initiative is designed to continue as a partner within the San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (SDQPI) and build the early care and education systems and supports providers need to serve families with children ages birth to 5 years of age.  In addition, Learn Well Initiative aims to support providers, serving families with young children ages birth to 5 years of age, to continually improve the quality of the learning environment and adult-child interactions, while receiving support in the form of technical assistance, instructional support, coaching and ongoing professional development.