First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission meeting being held October 7, 2020

Join us at 9 a.m. October 7, 2020 as the First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission meets via Zoom to unveil the Orange County Child Care Landscape Analysis.

First 5 Orange County’s Orange County Child Care Landscape Analysis is the first part of a three-phase initiative. This phase examines the availability and type of child care offered for young children in Orange County; the flow of public funding entering the county; and the key providers and partners involved in providing child care.

The first phase of the initiative contains data-rich information about the child care landscape in Orange County and contains the results of six months of research and analysis revealing a harsh landscape for Orange County’s working parents hoping to find affordable child care, especially for those who need it for their infants or toddlers. The study involved extensive input and data gathering from child care providers and other key stakeholders.

As the report underlines, the child care system in our area is fragile and ripe for systemwide improvements. The presentation will also touch on the second phase of this work which includes gathering employer and parent input as well as assessing the impacts of child care on our economy.

Other agenda items include an update on First 5 Orange County’s equity work, a report on intergovernmental transfer (IGT) funds and how these funds are being leveraged in the community, the Orange County Community Indicators Report, and a public hearing on First 5 Orange County’s FY 2019/20 annual report.

For a complete list of agenda items, click here.

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Members of the public can listen to the live meeting by clicking here (password: 646391), or by calling the following numbers:

  • +1 669 900 9128
  • +1 253 215 8782
  • +1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 813 4237 1628; Passcode: 646391

Public Comments:

The Commission is accepting public comments to be submitted by emailing them to First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com. The comments will be distributed to all of the Commissioners and read into the record. If you wish to comment on a specific agenda item, please identify the item in your email. General public comments will be addressed during the general public comment item on the agenda. In order to ensure that staff has the ability to provide comments to the Commissioners in a timely manner, please submit your comments by 12 p.m. on October 6, 2020.

Any member of the public requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Commission at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com or (714) 834-2206.

First 5 Orange County President/CEO Kim Goll featured in Community Indicators Report virtual rollout

First 5 Orange County President and CEO Kim Goll was one of the featured panelists during a webinar announcing the virtual launch of the 2020-21 OC Community Indicators Report. First 5 OC partnered with the Orange County Business Council, CalOptima, Orange County United Way and the Orange County Community Foundation in the production of the report.

The Orange County Community Indicators Report annually tracks several trends and issues affecting the county, including demographics, health, economy, housing, education and more. This year’s report also featured early indicators of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the county.

During the webinar, Goll emphasized how the child-care industry was on shaky ground prior to the pandemic, but has now been decimated to the point where drastic change is needed.

“Just getting us back to pre-COVID isn’t going to be good enough,” Goll said.

Read a copy of the report here.

First 5 Orange County hiring a Program Manager

First 5 Orange County is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual with a mission-driven approach to support program development and implementation. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Program Manager will help implement and manage initiatives to create meaningful, sustainable outcomes for young children in Orange County. Details can be found at Idealist.orgWe welcome all interested and qualified applicants. Please submit a cover letter and resume to First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com.

 

 

 

First 5 Orange County hiring a Vice President of Programs

First 5 OC is seeking an energetic, collaborative, experienced leader to direct the agency’s program portfolio with a keenness for strategy, innovation, and return on investment. Reporting to the President/CEO and serving as a key advisor to that role, the Vice President of Programs will be charged with steering programmatic investments that execute on the agency’s strategic plan. This individual will have the unique opportunity to help lead First 5 OC as the agency pivots to championing systems-level change. Details can be found on our LinkedIn Jobs page. We welcome all interested and qualified applicants. Please submit a cover letter and resume to First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com.