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May - Mental Health Awareness Month (click here for more)

May is mental health awareness month. Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities. Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through the day. Childhood mental disorders can be treated and managed. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental disorders. For more information on early identification and screening contact Help Me Grow at 1-844-501-5437 or 

Pre-Kindergarten Academies are right around the corner!

Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Academies provide quality early childhood education for children entering Kindergarten who have not previously attended pre-school or can benefit from additional preparation prior to starting school. Pre-K Academies target children who are English Language Learners or considered “high-risk” due to factors such as poverty, remoteness, substance abuse, family violence, child abuse and neglect and special needs.

In 2016, First 5 Solano had 392 children participate in Pre-K Academies within Solano County. This year we hope to serve over 500 children with the addition of four Vallejo classes. Pre-K Academies have a positive and lasting impact on children by giving valuable early learning experience in the classroom.

Please contact your school district below for more information or call our office at 707-784-1332. 

Dixon Unified
School District

Contact: Tanya LaBass

Phone: 707-693-6300 ext. 8027

River Delta Unified
School District

Contact: Sandy Gifford

Phone: 707-374-5335

Vacaville Unified
School District

Contact: Renee Yeasted

 Phone: 707-453-6143

Travis Unified
School District

Contact: Connie Green

Phone: 707-437-8202

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District

Contact: Krista Schmidt

Phone: 707-372-5195

Vallejo City Unified
School District

Contact: Manuela Jacques

Phone: 707-556-8921 ext. 50210

Vallejo Childstart Inc. 

Contact: Susan Smith

Phone: 707-252-8931

Benicia Unified
School District

Contact: June Regis

Phone: 707-747-8367

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 We will also be hosting trainings, so be on the lookout for future announcements.

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Commission Meetings 
First 5 Solano holds regular meetings; please click this link for schedule and agenda details.