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Education Services

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Student & Early Childhood Education


Child Development

  • Early Childhood Education
    Early Childhood Education operates 13 child development centers located in Bakersfield, Lamont, McFarland, Shafter, Tehachapi, and Wasco; serving more than 1,000 preschool children from low-income families.
  • 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.

Student Services

  • Alternative Education
    Alternative Education is a student centered option that supports and embraces the diverse needs of students by providing an alternative method of delivering instruction and monitoring academic success. Rigorous curricula, intervention programs, extended learning opportunities and safe environments are characteristics of Alternative Education programs. Collaboration with partner agencies and school districts is integral to providing available resources to the students of Kern County.

Family Services

  • 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.
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