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.)
Upcoming Meetings of Note
Drowning is a Silent Killer
- In Kern 120 children were hospitalized and 49 died from drowning between 2003 and 2013
- Drowning is the leading cause of death for toddlers 1- to 4-years-old. Drowning is Preventable
- City of Bakersfield’s Recreation and Parks “Make a Splash“, funded by First 5 Kern provides life-saving water safety education programs including parent certification CPR, first aid and water safety education, parent/child swim lessons and recreational swimming.
- Kern Valley Aquatics Program, funded by First 5 Kern provides American Red Cross certified water safety and injury prevention education, and swim lessons for 0- to 5-year-olds.
- Other resources:
- Drowning Prevention Foundation – includes informing videos, tips, and more
- California Drowning Preventing
- Four step safety video ENGLISH SPANISH
- Pool safety song video
- Water safety in the bathroom and pool
- Octopus handout for kids ENGLISH SPANISH
- Pool safety coloring page ENGLISH SPANISH
- Boat safety coloring page ENGLISH SPANISH
Newly Released Documents
- Strategic Plan Book 2017-18
- Town Hall Meeting Recaps
- First 5 Kern – Funded Programs Guide 072417
August 3, 2017 Child Support Services Back2School Event