News and Newsletters

September 2017 Handprints Newsletter – Click to read
Troubleshooting: Read it as a PDF

  • Congressman Valadao’s Field Representative visits North Kern programs: slideshows of McFarland and Delano
  • From the Executive Director: staff kudos for Persimmony effort and It’s a girl!
  • Children’s Mobile Immunization Program – Adventist Health
  • Racism and Violence: Conversations with two- to five-year-olds
  • Care, Cope, Connect – Free for families, English and Spanish (from Sesame Street)
  • Supervisor / Alternate Commissioner Perez appointed to state board
  • One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern – First 5 to conduct social media series “POVERTY…the first five years”
  • First 5 Kern window clings
  • Three Kern employers identified as “family friendly”
  • First 5 California stakeholder survey
  • First 5’s commitment to children and families – 2016 recap one-sheet
  • Who would be impacted by presidential/congressional policy proposals? (Breakdown by congressional district)
  • Home visit policy published by American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Early Childhood Council of Kern Center Director Professional Learning series
  • Educators’ and parents’ growing demand for early childhood education – NAEYC study
  • September special days
  • Health and wellness recipe: 1 Banana 1 Bowl Muffins – in honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness and Better Breakfast Month
  • September and October happenings

 

July / August 2017 Handprints Newsletter – Click to read

  • First 5 Kern funded program links: early childhood educators and infant mortality providers
  • First 5 Kern introduces Parent and Child Care Provider Resource Library
  • First 5 Kern Planning documents released: 2017-18 Strategic Plan and the Recaps from the 12 Town Hall Meetings held.
  • Kern Supervisor and First 5 Commission alternate Leticia Perez writes Op-Ed for Sacramento Bee “Why tying counties’ hands on contracts will cost taxpayers.”
  • Drowning is Silent – reprinted from Kern Medical’s magazine “Health for Life”
  • Potter the Otter activities
  • Purple Ribbon Month – stories from families who’ve lost children (click the one-sheet)
  • Recalls and alerts
  • Early Childhood Council of Kern’s website is a resource for early education job openings
  • Paid sick leave status and video explanation
  • Resource tools: Kids COUNT Book from the Data Center and 40th annual Health US 2016
  • National News: New infant mortality research shows black infants could be saved with better care
  • United Way of Kern’s Day of Action brings 5,000 books to early child education
  • NOTE: Child Support Services Back2School Health and Wellness featured has been updated. See the First 5 website home page.

June / July 2017 Handprints Newsletter – Click to read

  • Summer reading opportunities, library, free fun at Barnes and Noble, online reading and more
  • New First 5 commissioner and new staff
  • Academic preschool
  • “THUMBPRINT” Featured funded program ‘Medically Vulnerable Care Coordination’

 

OTHER NEWS

First 5 California – June 14, 2017
First 5 California Commends State Leaders for Addressing Outdated Childcare Funding Model

 

 

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