Join us for an in-person June Commission meeting!

May 25, 2022 | First 5 Commission News

Join us at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, as the First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission meets in person. The meeting will be held at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County, 1801 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705.

At the June meeting, the First 5 Orange County Board will hear from Dr. Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor at University of California, Irvine School of Education, who has devoted his career to understanding the roles that families, peers, neighborhoods and public policy play in affecting the life chances of children and adolescents. Dr. Duncan will share findings from his latest research on the impact of poverty reduction on family life and infant and toddler’s cognitive, emotional and brain development.

The First 5 Board will hear updates on the proposed timeline for funding renewal strategies and will also review and vote on a resolution that would approve the annual budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

There will be a presentation regarding updating First 5’s Kid Builders activities, which would create refreshed images and activities, and new graphics, videos, and resources for families and children that promote several Protective Factors to strengthen families and support children’s development.

Finally, the Board will review a roster of qualified subject matter experts for Fiscal Year 2022-23 in each of its program areas and consider proposed consultant agreements.

For a complete list of agenda items, click here.

Public Comments:

Members of the public may address the Commission regarding any item in one of two ways:

  1. Spoken Comment. General public comments will be addressed during the general public comment item on the agenda. For specific agenda items, speakers will be recognized by the Commission Chair at the time the agenda item is to be considered. A speaker’s comments shall be limited to three minutes. Anyone causing disruption can be removed from the meeting at the discretion of the Chair.
  2. Written Comment. The Commission is also accepting public comments to be submitted by emailing them to 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.

Public comments will be made available to the public upon request.

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 or (714) 834-2206.

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