Join us in person for a Board meeting October 4

Sep 29, 2023 | First 5 Commission News, News & Announcements

Join us at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 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.

The October Board meeting will feature a presentation on the capacity-building work First 5 OC has been doing to increase access to quality infant and toddler child care. First 5 OC has several streams of child care workforce-related investments, including a mentorship program, a business program, and a child care incubator program.

The Board will also hold a public hearing on the annual program report and audit that will be submitted to First 5 California and the State Controller’s Office. The report contains First 5’s fiscal revenues and expenditures, population served, and data showing the impact and effectiveness of our work. After the meeting, First 5 OC’s website will be updated with our new Summary Annual Report for FY 2022-23.

The First 5 Orange County Partnership and Government Affairs team will provide an update on their work and the outlook for the next calendar year as they support key relationships and partnerships, monitor local and state policy initiatives, and advocate for policies and initiatives that support young children and families. First 5 OC will be approving acceptance of $100,000 from PNC Bank to sponsor Kid Builders events and materials. These funds will allow First 5 OC to continue engaging families, providers, and legislators with the free Kid Builders resource.

First 5 Orange County is going paperless for our Board meetings. For a complete list of agenda items, including back up materials, 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.

Public Comments:

Members of the public may address the Board regarding any item in one of three ways:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Written Comment – Public comments may be submitted in writing by emailing them to 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 12:00 p.m. on October 3, 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 or (714) 834-2206.

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