Conditions of Children Community Forum – 2/17


Join Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel & Orange County Children’s Partnership on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  for The Conditions of Children Forum focusing on The Importance of Early Childhood and Community Organization Engagement.

Ron Brown, Chief Program Officer, Children’s Bureau
Kim Goll, Executive Director, Children & Families Commission of Orange County
Dr. Jeff Hittenberger, Chief Academic Officer, Orange County Department of Education
Randy Barth, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, THINK Together


CFCOC Auditor Services RFP

The Children and Families Commission of Orange County (Commission) is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to provide audit services, reviews and/or other professional services including, but not limited to the Commission’s annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Please click here for RFP.



2017 Commissioner Application Package

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to serve on the Children and Families Commission of Orange County. The recruitment is open to new applicants and current members to fill three Commission member positions for the 2017-2019 terms. Two positions are in the Education category and one in the Health category. Candidates must have relevant expertise or experience in one of these categories.

Applications for these positions will be accepted by 3:00 p.m. on February 23, 2017.

2017 Commissioner Application Package

2017 Commissioner Application


OC Early Childhood STEM Symposium on March 18, 2017


Join educators, community and business leaders from across the country for a special one-day event dedicated to providing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused hands-on learning experiences, impactful panel discussions, and more at the Orange County Early Childhood STEM Symposium on March 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel.

Come be inspired and engage in STEM learning activities with local and national STEM experts!

Registration for the symposium includes admission to all sessions and presentations, 7.5 hours of professional growth, and two meals (light breakfast and lunch).

Introducing Our 2017 Keynote Speaker: Leland Melvin


Leland Melvin was 25 feet under water in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, a 6 million gallon pool, training to perform spacewalks as a NASA astronaut when he called the test director and asked him to turn the volume up in his headset. He never heard a reply and was immediately hoisted out of the pool to learn that he was deaf. Emergency surgery resulting in only partial recovery to his hearing led him to being medically disqualified to fly in space by NASA flight surgeons.

This is just one of the many career ending challenges Leland has overcome in his life. Before becoming an astronaut Leland was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1986 College Draft to play professional football but a hamstring injury thwarted his NFL career with Detroit and then later with the Dallas Cowboys. Hear his fascinating story of perseverance and how he ultimately traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station.

Register now to be a part of the EC STEM Symposium here: