October 19, 2017 – The South Chester Wellness Center at 800 Ming Avenue was the location for the South Chester Partnership School Readiness Fair in October. The free event featured raffles, giveaways, fun activities and health and educational resources for families with children 0-5 years of age. Some of the vendors who participated in the event were United Way of Kern County, Kern Literacy Council, Kern Family Health Care, and First 5 Kern.
Kimberly Dominguez, Pre-K Teacher for the School Readiness Program, helped coordinate the event and discussed its purpose. “Our goal was to bring the community together, get information to the parents, and provide resources for health, safety and nutrition,” she said. “We have the clinic, which is free for students that attend BCSD Schools, we have free ESL classes for parents that are interested and we have the Early Childhood Development Program. This program offers developmentally appropriate curriculum to children ages 0-5.”
During the previous school year, The School Health and Neighborhood Support Program at BCSD opened several Wellness Centers that offer a variety of health services to students in an effort to promote physical, mental and emotional health. For more information, visit: http://bcsd.com/bcsdhealth/.