Free Kit for New Parents
Kits for New Parents are available from First 5 Kern as part of a statewide project.
The Kits offer guidance to new and expecting parents for children prenatal to age five and are available in a variety of languages.
The Kits each include a CD, brochures, information booklets and even a book for the new baby!
Helpful answers to questions are in the Kits, such as:
–Why does my baby cry?
–How much food should I give my baby?
–How do I childproof my home?
–Why should I set limits for my child?
–What should I look for in child care?
–How much television should my child watch?
New parents can have a Kit mailed directly to their home (click this link). Or call,
-Cantonese or Mandarin 1.800.597.9366
Provider Partners (agencies who can distribute Kits and provide parent education) are asked to attend occasional meetings about New Parent Kit distribution, usage, and to ensure consistent messaging. Organizations interested in becoming a Provider Partner should send the New Parent Kit Preferred Provider Application (click this link) to Sharon Powell by fax, email, mail or in person:
Attn: Sharon Powell
First 5 Kern
2724 L Street
Bakersfield CA 93301
Further information contact Sharon at 661.328.8888.