Vision / Mission / Values / Goals

The Children and Families Commission of Orange County envisions an Orange County in which all young children are healthy and ready to learn.


It is our Mission to provide leadership as a funder, convener, and planner to support healthy development and learning for Orange County’s young children.


Our efforts to improve the lives of children and their families is rooted in our core values:

Integrity: We adhere to the highest standards, ensuring public trust through transparency in decision-making and commitment to the voters’ intent.

Excellence: We support high quality programs and services, continually striving to optimize operational practices.

Collaboration: We work with community partners, sharing knowledge and accomplishing shared goals.

Results-Oriented: We are responsible for achieving positive outcomes for young children, establishing demanding metrics of success for all programs and services.

Innovation: We constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to advance creative solutions to benefit young children and their families.


By leading, collaborating and connecting existing and emerging resources, the Children and Families Commission promotes a strong future for all Orange County children. Our goals include:

Healthy Children: Promote the overall physical, social, emotional and intellectual health of young children.

Early Learning: Provide early learning opportunities for young children to maximize their potential to succeed in school.

Strong Families: Support and strengthen families to promote good parenting for the optimal development of young children.

Capacity Building: Promote an effective and quality delivery system for young children and their families.