Join us at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2023, as First 5 Orange County meets in person.
The meeting will be held at Orange County Transportation Authority Conference Center, 550 South Main Street, Orange, CA. Members of the public can listen to live audio streaming of the meeting via phone or Zoom.
First 5 Board members and staff will hear a presentation on a recent landscape analysis of speech and language services available to young children in Orange County as well as an update on the status of pediatric dental care services in Orange County.
Staff will also present for approval funding stipends for individuals who are interested in establishing family child care and who complete the required coursework and licensing application. The stipends are part of First 5 Orange County’s effort to increase access to quality infant and child care by building the capacity of providers.
Other agenda items include a summary of responses to the recent Request for Information for Prenatal-to-Three services and a request for authorization of hospital, data system, and community partner agreements needed to ensure continuity of services. Also on the agenda is an updated list of Qualified Consultants. We will close the meeting with a review of First 5 OC’s Equity Commitment and hear in-person from the two Family Ambassadors that helped to develop it.
For a complete list of agenda items, click here.
To listen to the meeting via Zoom click here, or use Zoom Webinar ID 811 4338 0844 and the passcode 365156. You can also listen to the meeting via phone at 1-646-558-8656 or 1-669-900-9128.
Members of the public may address the Board regarding any item in one of three ways:
- In-Person Comment: Members of the public may attend the meeting in person and address the Commission regarding any item contained in the agenda. If you wish to speak on an agenda item, please complete a Speaker Form identifying the item(s) and deposit it in the Speaker Form Return box located next to the Clerk. Speaker Forms are available at the entrance of the Conference Center
- Verbal Comment (Zoom): Public Comment may also be made by member of the public participating via Zoom. When the item is called, use the “Raise Hand” feature in Zoom or dial *9 if participating by phone. Please wait to be called upon by staff.
- Written Comment – Public comments may be submitted in writing by emailing them to First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com. The comments will be distributed to all of the Commissioners and read into the meeting 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 April 4, 2023. 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 First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com or (714) 834-2206.