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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

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 offices is closed to the public and our staff will work remotely until further notice.

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 (see calendars below)
  • Community Health Initiative – all meetings cancelled; application assistance will continue with limitations in staff availability
  • 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 – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • 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 – no in-person services provided until further notice0
  • McFarland Family Resource Center – no in-person services provided until further notice; case management services and other assistance available via phone – office open from 8a-12p, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • 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 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 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 – no in-person services provided until further notice
  • 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 – no in-person services provided until further notice

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Children’s Mobile Immunization Clinic

Adventist Health Mobile Immunization Clinic
May ENGLISH | SPANISH

 

 

Family Resource Centers in Kern County


ONGOING

 

*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.