Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of First 5 Kern!

Help for Children Affected By Wildfires

First 5 Association and First 5 California Leaders are stepping up to aid impacted families with babies and young children.

A letter from Executive Directors Moira Kenney, PhD (First 5 Association) and Camille Maben (First 5 California), details the request for the relief fund, including: recovery services e.g. mental health supports for evacuated families, supplies for damaged family child care homes and preschools,  family programs that support children affected by fires, and temporary child care supports.

The devastating fires have left families, schools, and child care providers without the basic necessities they need to care for our youngest children. A Generosity site has been established for donations to support First 5 counties affected.


Upcoming Meetings

Commission Meeting Schedule 2017

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule 2017

Talk.Read.Sing. app for iTunes and Android formats

There’s an app for that! See also the “Parent / Caregivers Resource Library” on this website.







  Newly Released Documents



 CAPK Shafter Youth Center Harvest Festival – 10/23/17

WEE 5 EXPO at Third Thursday – 10/19/17

More than 40 hands-on activities were available to little ones and their parents to explore, play and learn. All activities were easily replicable at home from recycled or simply dollar store items. In addition, storytimes were offered from the Kern Literacy Council and sing-a-longs from Bakersfield City School District’s School Readiness Program.
#DBA #ThirdThursday

Good Neighbor Festival – 10/14/17

Congressman McCarthy Rep, Cole Karr, visits Neighborhood Place Community Learning Center – 10/17/17



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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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