First 5 California Commission Welcomes Lupe Jaime

Governor Brown Appoints Central Valley Educator to Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Governor Brown has appointed Fresno County’s Lupe Jaime to the
California Children and Families Commission, also known as First 5
California. The Commission supports and promotes early learning, health,
and quality child care for California’s youngest children 0 to 5.

Ms. Jaime is the Director of the Early Care and Education (ECE)
Department at the Fresno County Office of Education where she serves as
the liaison between the California Department of Education, and the ECE
and child care programs in Fresno County. She is an expert in infant and
toddler care having spent 10 years working for Central Valley Children’s
Services Network.

“The Commission welcomes the appointment of Ms. Jaime. Her background in
early childhood education and development brings another highly
qualified member to our diverse and hard-working Commission,” said First
5 California Executive Director, Camille Maben.

Ms. Jaime states, “The value of quality child care and education is key
for early childhood success, which stimulates the growth of California’s
children and families. I will work diligently with my fellow
Commissioners to promote and ensure access to high-quality early
childhood education and development programs that continue the great
work of the First 5 California Commission.”

Ms. Jaime earned a Master of Education degree in cross-cultural teaching
from National University and was an adjunct child development instructor
at Reedley Community College for several years. She also is a member of
the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the
California Child Development Administrators Association, and the Fresno
Child Care and Development Local Planning Council.

Ms. Jaime fills the vacancy that was previously occupied by San Jose
City Councilwoman, Magdalena Carrasco.

About First 5 California

First 5 California, also known as the California Children and
Families Commission, was established after voters passed Proposition 10
in November 1998, which added a tax on tobacco products to fund
education, health, childcare, and other services for children ages 0 to
5 and their families. Its programs and resources are designed to educate
teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers about the critical role
they play during a child’s first five years – with the overarching goal
of helping more California kids grow up healthy and ready to succeed in
school and in life. For more information, please visit


First 5 California
Oscar Ramirez, 916-263-0666