First 5 Kern partnerships with service providers aim to support children in early childhood for school readiness and life success. We carefully select the organizations we partner with and fund to support existing and new programs in the community. In turn, funded service providers are accountable for the monies they receive. Service providers must demonstrate program effectiveness by complying with performance reporting, site visit evaluations, collecting data (Persimmony), and training staff for confidentiality or other issues as needed.
The result of our partnership with service providers makes a difference in key community initiatives:
- Community health
- School readiness
- Parent education and support
- Early childcare and education