Vision / Mission / Values

First 5 Orange County envisions a county in which all young children reach their full potential.


We optimize the health and development of young children by promoting the importance of early childhood, encouraging innovation, and investing in systems of care.


Our efforts to improve the lives of children and their families is rooted in our core values:

Integrity: We ensure public trust through transparency in decision-making and commitment to the voters’ intent.

Excellence: We are responsible for achieving positive outcomes for young children and consistently set high standards to advance our impact.

Collaboration: We work with community partners, sharing knowledge and striving for high-functioning results-oriented systems.

Innovation: We continually challenge ourselves and our partners to advance creative solutions to benefit young children and their families.

Knowledge: We are committed to increasing public awareness about the importance of early childhood.