Connect the Tots Program / School Readiness

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Serving: Families with children from birth to those preparing to enter school and are at risk of mental illness and/or school failure due to social/emotional problems

Facility: County Operated

Region: Countywide

1200 N. Main Street, Suite 300, Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 480-4678   Fax: (714) 480-6608

Web Address:

Program Description: Services include social/emotional screening and assessment, intervention, parent education, skills building, case management, linkage and collaboration with existing community resources. Referrals to mental health other services will be provided as needed.

Eligibility: Families with children preparing to enter school within Orange County with priority given to homeless families and those at risk of homelessness and those in transitional living situations.

Language(s): English, Spanish and Vietnamese

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday – Friday

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School Readiness

Serving: Parents/caregivers of children, ages 0-8 

Region: Countywide

Program Description: School Readiness services are provided by The Priority Center and Children’s Bureau programs. These programs serve families with children from birth to age 8 who are exhibiting behavioral problems and emotional distress which puts them at increased risk of developing mental illness and failing in school.

Facilities: County Contracted:

The Priority Center
2390 E. Orangewood Ave., Suite 300,
Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 543-4333
Web Address:

Children’s Bureau
515 Cabrillo Park Drive, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 852-5127
Web Address: – main – School Readiness

Services Include:

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Children & Family Needs Assessment
  • Parent Education that includes Triple P Tip Sheets and educational video-tapes as the family’s short term intervention
  • Case Management
  • Connection to Community Services
  • Outreach and Training

Services are available for approximately 3 months.

Region: Countywide

Eligibility: Children ages 0-8 and their families living in Orange County, who are at risk for developing mental illness due to social/emotional deficits or who are displaying early signs of emotional, behavioral, and/or mental instability that would impair the child’s ability to successfully transition and participate in school.

Language(s): English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Farsi, and Vietnamese. Mandarin is partially available. The Language line is also available to address additional language needs.

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, some evening and weekend hours when necessary.