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About Us

First 5 Kings County is the local agency established to distribute Proposition 10 tobacco tax funds. Kings County receives approximately $1.6 million of declining revenue annually to serve the needs of Kings County's children age zero through five years of age.   First 5 Kings County funds family resource centers, early learning experiences, and health and family services throughout Kings County to ensure that young children ages zero to five, and their families, have the necessary tools and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.


Our Vision:
First 5 Kings envisions that all Kings County families receive access to the tools, knowledge and quality care necessary to encourage each child to develop to their fullest potential.


Our Mission:

First 5 Kings, in partnership with the community, will strengthen families, communities and systems of care for children prenatal to 5 years of age.


Guiding Principles:

  1. Recognize and promote services and support for children ages 0-5 as the foundation for a lifetime of growth and success

  2. Support access and encourage outreach to geographically and socially isolated families

  3. Provide appropriate services and support to children with disabilities and other special needs and their families

  4. Support and encourage collaboration and leveraging opportunities among grantees

  5. Support promising practices and evidenced-based models


We are pleased to share information about the team that makes up the staff of First 5 Kings County. Staff implement the direction of the Commission, and in partnership with other community agencies, ensure that the objectives of the strategic plan are being fulfilled.


Rose Mary Rahn

Executive Director


Clarissa Ravelo
Program Officer



Do you have a question, or need assistance from First 5 Kings County? You may reach us by mail, telephone, fax or email.

First 5 Kings County
330 Campus Drive
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-585-0814
Alternative Phone: 559-852-2107
Fax: 559-585-0818

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