Parent / Caregiver Resource Library

Children’s Immunization Clinics – Adventist Health


 Kern County Libraries

Safe Sleep Coalition – October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Coalition members: Kern Medical, Adventist Health, Dignity Health, First 5 Kern, Kern Dept of Public Health, Kern County Human Services, Clinica Sierra Vista, CAPK, Kern County Network for Children, Love INC, and the Kern Literacy Council

Keeping Infants Sleeping Safe

Racism and Violence

  • Guidelines “Using your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

Children and Stress

Care, Cope Connect Book – ENGLISH / SPANISH
A downloadable booklet to help parents engage in difficult conversations with young children e.g. “You are not alone” calming exercises, Elmo hug coloring activity, a Muppet memory game, and an emergency plan template for families should become separated (e.g. deportation or emergency). This workbook will be helpful for any family coping or preparing for a time of heightened stress. Created by the Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, in collaboration with First 5 Association of California, the National Council of La Raza and The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.



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.
    • Toddlers – Toddlers use their senses and motor skills to explore the world. Help toddlers express creativity, develop language skills, and learn to problem solve.
    • Preschoolers – Preschoolers use their physical abilities to achieve more challenging tasks. Help nurture a child’s motor skills, improve memory and communication skills.

TALK. READ. SING. It changes everything!

Health Alerts

Helpful Resources

  • Kids Health – Infections; diseases and conditions; nutrition and fitness; pregnancy and baby; emotions and behavior; school and family life; first aid and safety; doctors and hospitals; recipes; and en Espanol.
  • Postpartum Support – You are not alone. One in seven women suffers from postpartum depression. Get help during; be aware; help for dads; training; tools and more.
  • Read Aloud 15 – Reading aloud is the “single most important activity” parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning.
  • Reading for Children Ages 5 and Under
  • Reading is Fundamental – Booklists, games, activities, and apps.
  • Recalls and Alerts
  • Smoking and Kids Don’t Mix – Smoking information sheet; 1-800-NO_BUTTS  Tobacco FreeTobacco Free Kids
  • Umbilical Cord Blood – With over 80 diseases treated and new therapies discovered every year, your baby’s cord blood only becomes more valuable.
  • Zero To Three – Information for parents; training and support for professionals and policymakers; early development and well-being; ages and stages; challenging behaviors; school readiness; temperment; trauma and stress; discipline; and more.

Early Child Education and Care

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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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