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Community Calendars

First 5 Kern’s calendar includes live links to flyers and other items for funded programs AND community partners. The calendar includes family activities and community meetings. Please contact the agencies listed for information. Stay tuned to @First5Kern on social media for up-to-date information.

COVID-19 UPDATES

March-April coronavirus meeting/event cancellations
Please notify us if you would like us to post updates on any of your First 5 Kern-supported programming cancellations and postponements.
NOTE: The First 5 Kern offices will be closed and our staff will work remotely as of Monday, March 23.

First 5 Kern funded programs
Below is a list of programs that have been impacted by closings or schedule alterations based off public health recommendations in preventing the spread of the coronavirus in our community. Please note this is not a complete listing, but represents information we currently have. Information is subject to change; contact the individual programs for more information. (last updated, Mar. 17, 2020)

  • Arvin Family Resource Center – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Bakersfield Adult School Health Literacy Program – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Black Infant Health – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Blanton Child Development Center – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Community Health Initiative – all meetings cancelled; application assistance will continue with limitations in staff availability
  • Delano School Readiness – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Differential Response – Services continuing, with some staff working remotely in designated areas
  • Discovery Depot Child Care Center – center-based services suspended through Apr. 15
  • Domestic Violence Reduction Program and Guardianship Caregiver Project (operated by Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance) – GBLA offices closed to public and clients through Mar. 31; accessible via phone and email. Contact GBLA regarding court appearances or scheduled appointments.
  • East Kern Family Resource Center – referral and case management services are available over the phone; Play and Learn classroom is closed
  • Greenfield Family Resource Center – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Indian Wells Valley Family Resource Center – services will continue using social distancing protocol, no in-person meetings but staff available via phone
  • Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Kern River Valley Family Resource Center – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Lamont Vineland School Readiness Program – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Lost Hills Family Resource Center – center-based and home-based services suspended through Apr. 14; staff in the office through Mar. 20
  • McFarland Family Resource Center – center-based and home-based services suspended through Apr. 14; case management services and other assistance available via phone – office open from 8a-12p, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Medically Vulnerable Care Coordination Project – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Medically Vulnerable Infant Program – services will continue using social distancing protocol
  • Mountain Communities Family Resource Center – Services for critical needs only will continue using social distancing protocol, by appointment; walk-in services are suspended, as are other services – call for details
  • Neighborhood Place Community Learning Center – Classroom services closed until further notice; administrative staff available by phone
  • Nurse Family Partnership Program – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Richardson Special Needs Collaborative – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Shafter Healthy Start – center-based services suspended through Apr. 14; court-mandated classes to be rescheduled; case management services and modified home visits will be continued; “Grab and Go” meals available
  • Small Steps Child Development Center – center-based services suspended through Apr. 15
  • South Fork Preschool and Day Care Center – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • Southeast Neighborhood Partnership Family Resource Center – services will continue using social distancing protocol, with no in-person meetings (availability by phone)
  • Special Start for Exceptional Children (Caring Corner) – no services provided until Apr. 14
  • West Side Outreach and Learning Center (Taft) – facilities closed to the public through Apr. 13; staff available by phone for case management and referral services and in-person meetings postponed
  • Wind in the Willows Preschool – no services provided until Apr. 14

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Children’s Mobile Immunization Clinic

Adventist Health Mobile Immunization Clinic
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Family Resource Centers in Kern County


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*NOT FREE – First 5 Kern makes every effort to include family events that are no or low cost, and to note if the event has fees or costs of any kind.