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1144 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 584-1441

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With the birth of my second grandchild (grand parenting has become one of the greatest joys of my life), I am reminded of the importance of the first 5-years of a child’s life in regards to cognitive and emotional development. Research is clear that the first 5-years in a child’s life is a critical time for brain development and has a profound impact on virtually all developmental milestones. Did you know?

- At birth, a child’s brain already has about all of the neurons it will ever have, which emphasizes the importance of prenatal care.
- A child’s brain doubles in size in the first year of life.
- A child’s brain reaches about 80% of its adult size by age 3.

New parents often wonder, what’s the best thing I can do for my child? New parents are also flooded with information. It is best to remember that the brain needs exercise and learning begins at birth. This is why First 5 California developed the “Talk, Read, Sing”, public awareness campaign. The focus of the campaign stresses the importance of taking every opportunity to talk, read or sing to your baby from the moment they’re born. Describe everything, count everything, sing songs, and read books. By doing this you are boosting your child’s early brain development and you are stacking the building blocks in their favor for future learning.

To learn of additional Resources click on Early Child Development Link (left side).

Tim Bowers
County Superintendent of Schools


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TUPE Overall Grand Prize Winner


The Kings County Office of Education, in collaboration with local schools, participated in the Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)​ Poster Contest.

 Grand prize winner, Yalienah Amescua, 5th grade student at Roosevelt School
 is the recipient of a mini iPad.

Congratulations to Yalienah.

Click here to view the winning poster.

TUPE Kick Butts Day


Congratulations to the following students as they were chosen as winning recipients of the
TUPE Kick butts Day Poster Contest.​


3rd - 5th Grade Division

1st Place​ 2nd Place ​3rd Place
​Diego Rodriguez
 4th Grade
  Avenal Elementary​
​​Isabella Ezpinoza
5th Grade
  Roosevelt Elementary
​​Travis Hammond
5th Grade
 Roosevelt Elementary

 6th - 8th Grade Division

1st Place​ 2nd Place ​3rd Place​
Jessica Rodriguez
6th Grade
Monroe Elementary​
​Liliana Jimenez
6th Grade

 Monroe Elementary

​Rene Monroe
6th Grade
Monroe Elementary 


9th - 12th Grade Division

1st Place​​ 2nd Place ​3rd Place​​
Helen Wang

 12th Grade
Hanford West
High School​

Diana Valle
12th Grade
Hanford West
High School
​Madison Sarmiento
12th Grade
Hanford West
High School
Congratulations to Helen Wang, as the 1st place winner
 representing  Hanford West High School.

Congratulations to Kings County Top Spellers


And the Finalists Are...



Congratulations to our Excellence in Education finalists.

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Tim Bowers
Kings County Office of Education
1144 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 589-2506
Fax: (559) 589-7001

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