• By Roland Maier, Executive Director of First 5 Kern (Click the headline link)

Home Visiting

  • Why it’s important, in a one-minute video (Click the headline link)

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

Upcoming Meetings of Note

Commission Meeting Schedule 2017

  • Next Commission on Children and Families Meeting – October 4, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule 2017

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

  • Strategic Plan Book 2017-18
  •  Town Hall Meeting Recaps
  • First 5 Kern – Funded Programs Guide 072417

     Congressman Valadao’s Field Representative Ariana Joven visited First 5 Kern funded programs in North Kern. Staff and students were welcoming and kind.
    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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