Community Programs

Much of the work of First 5 Riverside is accomplished through the collective work of our funded partners. The programs listed in this section are currently receiving funding and/or support to implement activities that support children, ages 0 through 5, and their families in Riverside County.

If you wish to enroll your child or learn more information, please contact the program directly. They will work with you to get you connected to services that best meet your needs.


Blindness Support Services, Inc.

Home Visitation

Focused on supporting families with children who have visual challenges.

(951) 341-9244|Website

First 5 Riverside Hybrid Alternative Payment Program (RHAP)

First 5 Initiative

First 5 Riverside funds early learning scholarships for low-income children to attend quality rated licensed child care centers and family child care homes. Families must meet program eligibility criteria. For more information regarding the subsidized program or to request an application for the eligibility list, please call (800) 442-4927.

(800) 442-4927|Website

Home Visitation Program

Home Visitation

Provided by the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation.

(760) 776-1600|Website

Local Dental Pilot Project – Inland Empire (LDPP-IE)


First 5 Riverside and First 5 San Bernardino are working in partnership to facilitate this California Department of Health Care Services dental initiative and support the implementation in community health centers, early care and education centers, schools, and home visitors. The project introduces innovative strategies to ensure that children enrolled in Medi-Cal receive preventive services, risk assessments, and continuing care.

(951) 715-4500|Website

Nurse-Family Partnership

Home Visitation

Provided by Riverside University Health Systems - Public Health. Focused on supporting pregnant mothers and their families.

(951) 358-5438|Website

Nurturing Parent Program

Home Visitation

Provided by Parentz@Work.

(760) 246-8364|Website

Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC)

Systems and Networks

Supports Quality Start Riverside County providers by helping make improvements to their program's nutrition and physical activity practices.

(951) 358-5311|Website

Parent-Child Home Program

Home Visitation

Provided by the Jurupa Unified School District.

(951) 222-7872|Website

Primary Care Pediatric Residency

Systems and Networks

In partnership with the University of California, Riverside-School of Medicine, First 5 Riverside is addressing the critical gap in pediatric care capacity in Riverside County. Through this funding, UCR has created a prevention-based pediatric residency, research, and loan-to-scholarship programs to encourage students to train and stay as primary care pediatricians in Riverside County.

(951) 827-4568|Website

Quality Start Riverside County

First 5 Initiative

Quality Start Riverside County supports early care and education programs so they can provide high quality early learning experiences to children from birth through age five. Call or visit the website to find resources to help you understand what quality early learning looks like, how it can help your child, and how to choose a quality early learning program near you. Operated by First 5 Riverside in partnership with the Riverside County Office of Education and the Consortium for Early Learning Services.

(800) 266-3880|Website

Quality Start Riverside County – Jumpstart to Quality

Systems and Networks

In partnership with the Consortium for Early Learning Services, the Jumpstart to Quality initiative provides qualifying Quality Start Riverside County sites with developmentally appropriate materials to support early learning for children and enhance program quality.

(951) 778-5003|Website

Quality Start Riverside County – Stipend Program

Systems and Networks

The Stipend Program aligns efforts with the state-funded staff retention program and allows equal opportunities for teachers and early learning educators at either child care centers or family child care homes to access stipend reimbursement for tuition.

(951) 778-5003|Website

Quality Start Riverside County – Training Program

Systems and Networks

Supported by First 5 Riverside, the Consortium for Early Learning Services coordinates and manages early learning trainings for teachers and administrators participating in Quality Start Riverside County. Local training opportunities support early childhood education teachers on a career path as an early care and education professional, increasing the quality of curriculum, teacher-child engagement and enhanced teaching practices in the early learning field.

(951) 778-5003|Website

Raising A Reader

Child Literacy

An early literacy and parent engagement program designed to improve the reading readiness skills of children.

(760) 323-2731|Website

Ready, Set, Swim Jr.


Swim lessons to teach children water safety skills and workshops to educate parents about water safety.

(760) 323-6113|Website


Home Visitation

Provided by the Family Services Association, Inc.

(951) 686-1095|Website



Social, emotional and behavioral therapy for parents and young children.

(951) 358-6895|Website

SoCal Water Babies


Self-rescue swim lessons for children six months through five years of age.

(951) 251-5210|Website