Next Kern County Children and Families Commission Meetings

2018 meeting schedule: February 7, April 4, June 6, August 1, October 3, December 5
Kern County Supt of Schools, 1300 17th, 2pm
Strategic Planning – March 7 (time and location tbd)

Next Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
2018 meeting schedule: March 19, June 18, September 17, December 17
First 5 Kern, 2724 L Street, 3pm

First 5 Kern Holiday Schedule

Offices will be closed for December holidays:
Friday, December 22 through Monday, December 25
Friday, December 19 through Monday, January 1

Assemblymember Salas visits Buttonwillow Community Resource Center

Click here to view the day’s video. We greatly appreciate elected officials who desire to see the taxpayer investment first hand. Thank you Assemblymember Salas and Field Rep Amanda Sampson!


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First 5 California

  • Meet the Birds Activity Center
    • Babies– Learn how talking can be fun, singing songs helps babies brains develop and a parent’s singing voice – even if they feel or sound silly – is magic to a baby’s ears. Click “babies”
    • Toddlers – Toddlers use their senses and motor skills to explore the world. Help toddlers express creativity, develop language skills, and learn to problem solve. Click “toddlers”
    • Preschoolers – Preschoolers use their physical abilities to achieve more challenging tasks. Help nurture a child’s motor skills, improve memory and communication skills. Click “preschoolers”

For more parent, caregiver, child info click here.

 Help for Children Affected By Wildfires

First 5 Association and First 5 California leaders are stepping up to aid impacted families impacted by wildfires, 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.

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
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