First 5 Orange County featured in Orange County Register story on child care funding

In The Orange County Register’s article on the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ approval of $5 million in CARES Act funding to child-care providers, First 5 Orange County was featured for its role in the funding, its previous work supporting child-care providers and the Orange County Child Care Landscape Analysis report it released earlier this month.

The story quoted First 5 Orange County President/CEO Kim Goll saying how the funding is crucial in preventing any more quality child-care providers from closing.

An excerpt from the story:

“The intent is to be really flexible with the money,” said Kim Goll, president and chief executive officer of First 5 Orange County, the local children and families commission. “It might help some of them come back.

“It might also help us not lose any more footing. This is the bigger problem.”

First 5 has orchestrated donations of supplies to child care providers since the pandemic began. The organization also is paying the $150,000 needed for Charitable Ventures to administer the emergency funding, Goll said.

Read the Register story below, or click here.

Orange County sets up $5 million coronavirus fund for local child care providers