New Annual Report Documents Children and Families Served in Fiscal Year 2013/2104

The Children and Families Commission of Orange County Releases its Annual Summary Performance Report

Santa Ana, Calif., Jan. 2015 – The Children and Families Commission of Orange County’s Annual Summary Performance Report for fiscal year 2013/ 2014 is now available. The summary details the number of services provided –children and family members served — as well as Commission dollars in program spending in its four goal areas: Healthy Children, Early Learning, Strong Families and Capacity Building. A special emphasis on catalytic investments is also featured in the new report.

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ECSTEM Conference Comes To Orange County for Second Year to Increase Awareness of the Importance of Early Education

Children and Families Commission of Orange County, The Children’s Center at Caltech and THINK Together Present Three-Day Learning Event

COSTA MESA, CA – January 15, 2015 – The Children and Families Commission of Orange County in collaboration with the Children’s Center at Caltech and THINK Together, and in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, presents the Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (ECSTEM) Conference to promote and increase awareness of the importance of introducing STEM education in early childhood. The conference, scheduled for February 5 to 7, will bring together educators, community leaders, politicians, practitioners and researchers to address the opportunities challenges of STEM instruction.

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2015 ECSTEM Conference Hosts Panel Of Experts In Early Education

Join Assemblyman Donald P. Wagner, J.D. and Others in Early Childhood Development for Lively Discussion on Thursday, February 5

Costa Mesa, Calif., Jan. 2015 – The second annual ECSTEM Conference kicks off on Thursday, February 5 with a panel discussion between leaders and experts in the field of early education at the Hilton Orange County Hotel in Costa Mesa.

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Greg Duncan, Ph.D. And Daniel Siegel, M.D. Announced As Keynote Speakers For 2015 ECSTEM Conference

Renowned Professors Will Address Trends and Challenges in Early Childhood STEM Education During February Event

Costa Mesa, Calif., Jan. 2015 – The Children and Families Commission of Orange County is delighted to announce the two keynote speakers for this year’s 2015 ECSTEM Conference. Greg Duncan, Ph.D., Professor at the University of California, Irvine will give the keynote speech on Friday, February 6, and Daniel Siegel, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, will give the keynote address on Saturday, February 7. Both speeches begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Catalina Ballroom at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa.

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Commission Invests $2 Million in Orange County Community Clinics

The Children and Families Commission of Orange County Continues Funding to Ensure  Children Have Access to High-Quality Pediatric Health Care at 12 Community Clinics

Irvine, Calif., February 7, 2013 – The Children and Families Commission of Orange County approved $2 million to support community clinics that provide high-quality pediatric health care services to the county’s at-risk children.  The major investment of funds underscores the Commission’s commitment to ensure that underserved children have regular access to comprehensive, community-based health care and extends its history of financial support to pediatric clinics that began in 2003.

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