First 5 Kern to sponsor Kids Art & Education Expo at Third Thursday!

Children 0 to 5-years-old are welcome to participate in the family fun activities – and must have an adult:

  • Recycled, hands-on activities families can replicate at home
  • Storytimes with Kern Literacy Council topped off with a final, fun, special “scary story under the stars” at 7:30pm
  • Family sing-a-longs
  • Pumpkin decorating
  • A family park scavenger hunt


Upcoming Meetings of Note

Commission Meeting Schedule 2017

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule 2017

First 5 Express to Visit

October 10, 9am-Noon: South Chester Partnership “Welcome to School”; 800 Ming Avenue

October 10 – 2:30-5pm: Children’s Mobile Immunization Program at New Life Church, 4201 New Stine Road

October 11 – 9am-10:15am and 6-7:15pm : Bakersfield Adult School Children’s Center, 501 Mt. Vernon Avenue | SPANISH

CDA Two Day Dental Clinic – Children welcome!

  • Click the headline link for event details – October 6-7

NOW through October 31 on social media.
One Book. One Bakersfield. One Kern.







Programs Funded by First 5 Kern

Do you Want a Time Out?

First 5 Kern’s social media Talk Read Sing / Talking is Teaching campaign begins this week. Get into the groove by taking a moment to see Clare and her daddy’s rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me!” (It’s worth the time! Children love hearing their parent’s own voice.)

TIPS FOR PRESCHOOLERS “Listen. Cuddle. Talk.”
TIPS FOR FAMILIES “Talk read and sing” together every day
TIPS FOR FAMILIES en espanol hablen lean y canten




  Newly Released Documents

Bakersfield College Early Child Education Entrepreneurial Conference

Bakersfield College students and parents visited booths of First 5 Kern and other community partners, including First 5 funded Advancing Parenting, to talk about starting a career in early child development.

Also hosting outreach booths were: the Early Childhood Council of Kern, Child Net, Valley Achievement, CAPK – WIC, Foster Net, Community Connection for Child Care, Jasmine Nyree Center and Life Track and Associates.


Congressman Valadao’s Field Representative Ariana Joven Visits First 5 Kern Funded Programs
It’s always impressive to so Prop 10 dollars in action!

McFarland Family Resource Center

Delano School Readiness

August 3, 2017 Child Support Services Back2School Event

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Roland Maier, Executive Director
2724 L Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 328-8888
FAX (661) 328-8880

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