Meet Our Programs!
- Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education operates 16 child development centers located in Bakersfield, Lamont, McFarland, Shafter, Tehachapi, Wasco and Weldon; serving more than 1,200 preschool children from low-income families. An employer-sponsored child care program also is available in downtown Bakersfield.
- Community Connection for Child Care
Community Connection for Child Care (CCCC) is a child development and family services agency dedicated to providing options, education and support to children, families, child development professionals and the community.
- Early Childhood Council of Kern
Early Childhood Council of Kern is dedicated to promoting and supporting a community-wide effort that results in a quality child care system that meets the needs of all Kern County children and families.
- Kern County Network for Children
The mission of Kern County Network for Children is to protect and enrich the lives of children in Kern County through the commitment of all community partners by helping to build and sustain healthy families.
- The Dream Center
The Dream Center & Coffee House focuses on improving the conditions and life outcomes for foster youth by utilizing a one-stop approach to informal and formal support services. The Center is an easily accessible, inviting foster youth resource center for comprehensive, integrated services and unique job training.