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Program Officer position opening

First 5 Tulare County administers Proposition 10 funds in order to promote, support and improve the early development of children ages 0 to 5.  The Commission seeks qualified applicants for the position of:

Program Officer

This position monitors, reviews, evaluates, and reports on the programs and services of funded agencies; provides technical assistance to contractors; facilitates collaboration of efforts by contractors and stakeholders; assists funded agencies with program development, implementation, and evaluation; assists with the development of newsletters, brochures, press releases, fact sheets, and other public information and marketing materials; assists in the development and procurement of programs and services; serves as staff support to the Commission; represents the Commission and the Executive Director at meetings and conferences as directed; and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a BA degree from an accredited institution with a major in Social Work, Early Childhood Development, Health Sciences, Public Administration, Business, or a closely related field.  The Program Officer must have reliable transportation, a valid California driver’s license and adequate insurance coverage, and the ability to work a flexible schedule depending on assignments and to travel within and outside the County.

For more information call (559) 622-8650. A copy of the complete job description is provided here.

Salary:  $57,106.00 annually

To apply please send a cover letter and detailed resume, including dates of past employment, to:

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2017

First 5 Releases Local Annual Report

First 5 Tulare County released its Local Annual Report for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  For a copy of this report, click here.

Welcome to First 5 Tulare County

First 5 Releases Parent Survey Report

First 5 Tulare County released feedback from the Parent Survey, prepared by Barbara Aved Associates.   For a copy of this report, click here.

First 5 Releases Local Annual Report

First 5 Tulare County released its Local Annual Report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  For a copy of this report, click here.

First 5 Releases Evaluation Report

First 5 Tulare County released its Evaluation Report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  The report was prepared for the Commission by Barbara Aved Associates.  For a copy of this report, click here.

Parenting Classes Available

Family Services of Tulare County offers parenting classes at various locations across Tulare County. 
The list was updated on January 3, 2017.  For a copy of current parenting classes, click here.

Commission Files State Annual Report

First 5 California is required by the California Children and Families Act of 1998 to prepare and disseminate an annual report that includes information from each of the 58 local First 5 organizations.  The report may be accessed by clicking here, and the section about First 5 Tulare County begins on page 54 of this document.

Talk, Read, Sing


Habla. Lee. Canta


Save the Children partners to launch Vroom

Save the Children partners with the Bezos Family Foundation to launch Vroom in Tulare County.

Save the Children is a First 5 Tulare County service provider.

What is Vroom?

New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons fire at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening, but it’s all there, all at work. That’s why is here.

turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bath time, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children's growing minds.

To download the fee app or get more information about VROOM in English and Spanish, go to  Contact SaRonn Mitchell to learn how you can help expand Vroom to serve more Tulare County children.

Oral Health Publication

If you would like to order free copies of the oral health publication, Healthy Teeth, Happy Child, please contact our office.

Programs, activities, and services provided or funded by First 5 Tulare County will move our community toward the following results:

  1. Children are mentally and physically healthy
  2. Children are ready for school
  3. Families are knowledgeable and able to promote their children’s development
  4. Services are culturally appropriate, integrated, and collaborative

Why we do what we do:
The children of Tulare County will thrive in safe supportive environments and enter school healthy and ready to learn so that they may grow into adulthood prepared to contribute as valued members of our community. 

What we are here for:

First 5 Tulare County will enhance the early development of Tulare County’s children by providing direct services, funding partner organizations, and strengthening an integrated system of care serving children prenatally through age five and their families without regard to income.

What's New

April 25, 2017 - Hands-On Heroes Awards Banquet
April 27, 2017 - Commission Meeting
May 2, 2017 - Network of Providers Meeting
May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day: Office Closed
June 8, 2017 - Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
June 22, 2017 - Commission Meeting
July 4, 2017 - Independence Day: Office Closed
August 29, 2017 - Network of Providers Meeting
September 4, 2017 - Labor Day: Office Closed
September 28, 2017 - Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
October 12, 2017 - Commission Meeting
November 7, 2017 - Network of Providers Meeting
November 10, 2017 - Veteran's Day: Office Closed

2-1-1 Tulare County

2-1-1 is a non-emergency phone number that connects our community with resources, services and volunteer opportunities. It is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  To access this service, dial 2-1-1 from your telephone, or click here to access the website.
2-1-1 is now available on your smart phone.  211 intelliful is name of the app, and it is available on the App Store or Google Play.
Do you need a quick reference guide for health, education and other services in Tulare County?  Click here for an English and Spanish resource list.

Total Served Since First 5 Inception

First 5 Tulare County
 2000-2016 Clients Served
 Total Children Served
  •  284,407
 Total Parents Served
  •  220,321

Kit for New Parents



For more information, or to
order one or more English or
Spanish Kit for New Parents from
First 5 Tulare County-- click here!
If you wish, you may also request a
free kit (one only) to be mailed to you
directly from First 5 California