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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.

Children’s Mobile Immunization Clinic

Adventist Health Mobile Immunization Clinic
October ENGLISH | SPANISH

 

 

Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network

Services available for children 0-5.
NOTE: Some events may require appointments. To confirm event details, call 377-0323.

Additional events

 

Family Resource Centers in Kern County

Kern County Network for Children listing


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COVID-19 UPDATES

Please notify us if you would like us to post updates on any of your First 5 Kern-supported programming changes, re-openings or safety precautions being implemented.

NOTE: The First 5 Kern office is open on a limited basis – please note that some of our staff continues to work remotely and if you have a need to reach specific staff members, email is the best way to reach them.

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. New re-openings are featured in bold; contact the individual programs for more information and required safety measures. (last updated, Mar. 17, 2020)

  • Arvin Family Resource Center – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Bakersfield Adult School Health Literacy Program – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Black Infant Health – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Blanton Child Development Center – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Children’s Mobile Immunization Program – open with health/safety precautions
  • Community Health Initiative – all meetings cancelled; application assistance will continue with limitations in staff availability
  • CASA Infant & Toddler program – open as normal
  • Delano School Readiness – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Differential Response – Services continuing, with some staff working remotely in designated areas
  • Discovery Depot Child Care Center – open with regular hours
  • Domestic Violence Reduction Program and Guardianship Caregiver Project (operated by Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance) – GBLA offices no in-person services provided until further notice; 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 – Mon-Thur, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (closed Fridays)
  • Indian Wells Valley Family Resource Center – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Kern River Valley Family Resource Center – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Lamont Vineland School Readiness Program – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Lost Hills Family Resource Center – open with regular hours
  • McFarland Family Resource Center – no services provided until June 15, 2020
  • Medically Vulnerable Care Coordination Project – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Medically Vulnerable Infant Program – services will continue using social distancing protocol
  • Mountain Communities Family Resource Center – services open by appointment only
  • Neighborhood Place Community Learning Center – Classroom services closed until further notice; administrative staff available by phone
  • Nurse Family Partnership Program – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Richardson Special Needs Collaborative – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • Shafter Healthy Start – no in-person services provided until further notice; 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 – open with regular hours
  • South Fork Preschool and Day Care Center – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • 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) – open for families of essential workers
  • West Side Outreach and Learning Center (Taft) – no in-person services provided until further notice; staff available by phone for case management and referral services and in-person meetings postponed
  • Wind in the Willows Preschool – closed until mid-August

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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.