Effective Parenting

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Young children require love, and support from their parents and caregivers in order to build a strong foundation for their development and growth. Recognizing that healthy child development begins at home and children can't thrive when families are struggling, services are focused on strengthening and empowering parents.

The Birth and Beyond Family Resource Centers

There are 9 Centers throughout Sacramento County that provide a safe, learning haven for parents to grow, network and bond with their children and other families. Services include:

  • Parent education classes
  • Home visitation
  • Health screenings
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Free cribs and car seats with training
  • Free transportation

Crisis Nursery

There are two nurseries in Sacramento County that provide hourly emergency child care and overnight care during stressful or difficult times for parents. Services are free and confidential with the goal to keep families together during times of crisis and avoid entering into the foster care system. The Crisis Nursery can help in the following stressful situations:

  • A sudden illness or accident
  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness
  • Emotional distress or frustration
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • A medical or mental health situation
  • Employment or housing situation

​What We Do

Help build strong families, meet the needs of growing children and ensure they receive the necessary resources or support needing to thrive.

​Why We Do It

First 5 Sacramento funds crucial family support services to give parents the tools they need to create a loving and stable home.


LaTina Price, Effective Parenting Program Planner, (916) 876-6624