Welcome to the Parents Guide

Welcome to the Parents Guide

Having a child is a 24-hour-a-day commitment filled with joy and exhaustion, love and hard work. From the moment we see our baby’s face, our lives are changed forever.
Being a parent is an exciting journey. Children need our love and attention to develop their intelligence, confidence and character. As they grow and learn, we grow and learn with them.

The University of California, Berkeley

The Parents Guide is produced by the UC Berkeley Center for Community Wellness in collaboration with the California Children and Families Commission, parents throughout the state and many public and private partnerships.

Parent Guide Contributors

The University of
California, Berkeley

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD
Shelley Martin, MPH,
Katherine Simpson, MA
Linda Neuhauser, DrPH
James T. Nguyen
S. Leonard Syme, PhD

For more information about this and other publications, contact:

Center for Community Wellness
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
2140 Shattuck Avenue, 10th Floor
Berkeley, California 94704-1210
Voice 1-510-643-9543
TTY 1-510-642-9792

Jennifer Kent, Chair
Molly Munger, Vice Chair
Maria E. Minon, M.D.
Conway Collis
Patrick Duterte
Casey McKeever
Joyce Iseri

Ex Officio
S. Kimberly Belshé, Ex Officio Member
Health & Human Services Agency

Bonnie Reiss, Ex Officio Member
Office of the Secretary for Education