Parent / Caregiver Resource Library

Children’s Mobile Immunization Clinics – Adventist Health


 Kern County Libraries

NOR Community Activities for 0 to 5-year-olds

Little Learners, Ready to Thrive, Fit-n-Fun Fridays, Spinning Tales, Awesome Art 

Covered California

Racism and Violence

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

Safe Sleep

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
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