First 5 First Steps is a family support program that connects parents and parents-to-be with a trained professional to support them through the joys and uncertainties of parenting. First Steps partners with families and provide parents with voluntary home based services that are customized based on family strengths, needs and interests. Our services are offered over the long term to prepare children to enter school as active learners, and ensure that all children are healthy, loved and nurtured.

What We Offer:
We connect you and your family with a Family Support Specialist. Together, you will talk about your child’s growth and hopes for their future.

The Family Support Specialist will help you:

  • Make learning fun
  • Be healthy
  • Use positive parenting strategies
  • Connect to doctors and other community programs
  • Deal with the hard parts of parenting
  • Lower stress
  • Strengthen good relationships with each other

Provider Search

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First 5 First Steps

Countywide Coordinator

American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3
Kim Thomas, MA
Phone: (619) 281-2287
E-mail: [email protected]

Regional Coordinators

Central

(SAY San Diego)

Contact: Jean Saito
Phone: (619) 283–9624
E-mail: [email protected]

(Serving Zip Codes: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92112, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92132, 92134, 92136, 92137, 92138, 92139, 92147, 92149, 92162, 92163, 92164, 92165, 92166, 92167, 92170, 92171, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92182, 92190)

North Coastal

(Palomar Health)

Contact: Shirin Strauss, M.A., ICCE, IBCLC
Phone: (760) 739-3990
E-mail: [email protected]

(Serving Zip Codes: 92007, 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011, 92013, 92014, 92018, 92023, 92024, 92049, 92051, 92052, 92054, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057, 92058, 92067, 92068, 92075, 92081, 92083, 92084, 92085, 92091, 92672)

North Central

(SAY San Diego)

Contact: Jean Saito
Phone: (619) 283–9624
E-mail: [email protected]

(Serving Zip Codes: 92037, 92038, 92039, 92092, 92093, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92130, 92131, 92140, 92142, 92145, 92152, 92159, 92160, 92161, 92168, 92169, 92177, 92186, 92191, 92192. 9293, 92196)

North Inland

(Palomar Health)

Contact: Shirin Strauss, M.A., ICCE, IBCLC
Phone: (760) 739-3990
E-mail: [email protected]

(Serving Zip Codes: 92003, 92004, 92025, 92026, 92027, 92028, 92029, 92030, 92033, 92036, 92046, 92059, 92060, 92061, 92064, 92065, 92066, 92069, 92070, 92074, 92078, 92079, 92081, 92082, 92086, 92088, 92096, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92150, 92172, 92197, 92198, 92199, 92259, 92536)

East

(Home-Start, Inc)

Contact: Amanda Cohen, Psy. D.
Phone: (619) 938-3894
E-mail: [email protected]

(Serving Zip Codes: 91901, 91903, 91905, 91906, 91916, 91917, 91931, 91934, 91935, 91941, 91942, 91943, 91944, 91945, 91946, 91948, 91962, 91963, 91976, 91977, 91978, 91979, 91980, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92022, 92040, 92071, 92072)

South

(South Bay Community Services)

Contact: Lizbeth Noriega
Phone: (619) 420-3620
E-mail: [email protected]

(Serving Zip Codes: 91902, 91908, 91909, 91910, 91911, 91912, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91921, 91932, 91933, 91947, 91950, 91951, 92118, 92135, 92143, 92153, 92154, 92155, 92173, 92178, 92179)