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April - Month of the Military Child (click here for more)
Military children make up a very special part of our community. Although young, these brave children stand in steadfast support of their military parents. To honor their unique contribution and sacrifice each April is designated as Month of the Military child.
“Purple Up!” and show your support by wearing purple on April 21st to thank military children and their families for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color of all branches of military including Army, Airforce, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.
 

                                                   

April Children's Month Events

Child Haven will kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month by holding Pinwheels for Prevention on Monday April 3rd, 2017 in front of Child Haven 801 Empire St. Fairfield at 1:00 pm

The Children’s Alliance will be hosting a screening of the movie “Resilience” with a panel discussion to follow;  April 5th, from 12-2pm at Brandman University, Fairfield.

Travis Air Force Base is having their 5th Annual Family Fun Fest on April 5th from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Travis Air Force Base.

The Solano County Library will be holding several events to celebrate Dia de los libros/Dia de los niños.  A “Reach out and Read” event to will be held on April 17, 2017 at La Clinica North Vallejo, 220 Hospital Dr, Vallejo. The Library will also be holding an event at the JFK library on Saturday April 29th from 2-4 with award winning Illustrator Susan Guevara, book giveaways and refreshments.

Join CASA of Solano County in commemorating Children’s Light of Hope day by lighting a candle, on April 24th at noon. Light of Hope Day focuses on the thousands of abused and neglected children who have been robbed of their innocence and the many agencies and volunteers who bring hope back into the lives of these children.

The SFJC/ Office of Family Violence Prevention,  partners with the Solano Children’s Alliance-Child Abuse Prevention Council for Children’s Memorial Flag Day. It will be held on Friday, April 28th, from noon to 1pm, in the Garden of Hope, located at 275 Beck Avenue, in front of the Solano County Health & Social Services Building.

What's New - April-June 2017 Newsletter!

First 5 Solano has transitioned from collaborative meetings to sharing information through a quarterly newsletter. The newsletter will provide information on early childhood issues and programs relevant to Solano and mailed electronically to 100+ Solano providers. If you have information you would like to share through the newsletter, send to cfcsolano@solanocounty.com. We will also be hosting trainings, so be on the lookout for future announcements.

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As reported in a recent KQED news article, a report by Applied Survey Research, “Foundation Giving in the Bay Area: Who Wins and Who’s Left Behind,” Solano County has the highest rate of families in poverty and the lowest rate of foundation giving among the nine Bay Area Counties.

The study found that when compared to a similar study conducted a decade ago by the James Irvine Foundation entitled “Giving in California,” nothing has changed in the past ten years....Solano County ranked last then too. Continued research to examine causes related to this issue will be conducted and included in a follow-up report at a later time
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