The Family Resource Center will launch its new education kits for parents at noon Wednesday in the group's downtown office in Price Mall.
The kits include information for pregnant women and new parents on nutrition, safety, child care, health, discipline and early education. They also provide an educational DVD with parenting advice from child development experts and celebrities, such as talk show host Cristina Saralegui, singer Gloria Estefan and actors Rob Reiner, Phylicia Rashad, Jamie Lee Curtis and Andy Garcia.
Kits include an infant toothbrush, electric outlet covers, information on Paid Family Leave, books on parenting and tips on oral health and obesity prevention. Spanish and Asian language versions of the kit will come out later this year.
First 5 Del Norte, Sutter Coast Community Clinic, the United Indian Health Services and the Del Norte Community Health Center will distribute the materials to new parents across the county. Parents and caregivers can also order by calling 800-KIDS-025 or First 5 Del Norte at 464-5500.