Volunteers are being sought to help promote early childhood education and health programs by serving on the First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission.
“By providing early access to proper health and education, we can have a profound and meaningful impact on a child’s life,” said Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do. “We’re looking for leaders in early childhood development to join First 5 Orange County to help us develop the most effective early childhood programs.”
Established in 1998 through Proposition 10, First 5 Orange County funds education, health care and child development programs that support children from the prenatal stage up to age 5. The nine-member commission is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and includes six at-large members of the public.
The commission meets six times a year. Commission members serve a two-year term and represent First 5 Orange County at community events.
To qualify for the First 5 Orange County Board of Directors, candidates must be Orange County residents with relevant expertise in one of the following two categories:
— Education and early intervention, such as teachers, educators, and other representatives of schools;
— Healthy children and early intervention, such as nurses, doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals.
Applications will be accepted until 3 p.m. on March 6.
Visit First 5 Orange County’s website for more information on the commission and to view the application, or call Lisa Burke at First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com.
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