Useful Links


Contains resources on parenting, health, and learning for the first five years.

Health & Wellness

California Smokers’ Helpline 1-800-No BUTTS
Statewide resource provides information and counselling in multiple languages to help you quit smoking.

Contains eligibility and information resources.

Merced County Health Department
County agency provides public health services, including California Children’s Services (CCS) and Child, Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP).

Organization helps communities become smoke-free and healthy.

Early Educator Resources

ECERS All Stars
Contains multiple ECERS resources, including videos and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Environmental Rating Scales Institute (ERSI)
Contains information and updated “Notes for Clarification” for the ECERS-R, ITERS-R and FCCERS-R tools.

Contains information and resources about CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System), including free webinars and a blog.


First 5 California Association
Organization builds collaborative statewide partnerships to support children in their early years.

Children Now
Organization is involved in statewide action to improve children’s health, education, and well-being.


County Holidays
Contains office closure dates.

First 5 California
State agency that provides funding and programs for children birth to five years old.