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WELCOME to First 5 Solano! Check out the latest happenings below
Pre-K Business Champions
It's that time of year again! First 5 Solano is challenging businesses to match funds with First 5 Solano to provide Solano Pre-Kindergarten Academies. Pre-K Academies are provided in the summer for children entering Kindergarten without any prior preschool experience. Your generous donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the amount of $5,000. There are 4 ways to help this year:
- Support a child for $200 each
- Provide $500 to stock a classroom with supplies including backpacks and materials
- Provide $2,500 to sponsor half a classroom
- Provide $5,000 to sponsor an entire classroom
Last year, the business community and Solano residents raised $14,800 - serving over 550 children! There are still children in need of a strong start to their education. We want to increase the number of children helped. Please consider serving our community as a Pre-K Business Champion. Sponsors will be recognized at the First 5 Solano Sponsored Economic Development Corporation Breakfast on May 28, 2015. Remember, early investments like these provide for a stronger start in life for the children of our future – your future workforce.
For more information, contact Ciara Gonsalves (707) 784-1388 or CCGonsalves@solanocounty.com. Send a completed check and form to First 5 Solano 601 Texas St., Suite 210 Fairfield, CA 94533.
Click here for 2014 Pre-K Academy report.
Business Challenge Grants Now available
First 5 Solano is offering non-profits an opportunity to raise funds by establishing partnerships within the business community. For more information click here.
Video Annual Report to the Community
First 5 Solano is pleased to release its Video Annual Report to the Community (ARC). The goal of the video ARC contains basic information about First 5 Solano and highlights services of community partners. The video ARC also contains funding information for FY2012/13, the first year of the current 3-year funding cycle. The video ARC includes interviews with First 5 Solano Grantees, parents and providers of First 5 Solano funded services, First 5 staff and the Commission Chair. For more information about First 5 Solano funded services or programs in the annual report, please contact us at 707.784.1332 Annual Report Video To view the video with Spanish subtitles, click here.
Help Me Grow Solano "One Call. That's All"
Help Me Grow Solano is a collaborative partnership of all First 5 Solano funded programs and other community partners serving children and families from birth through age 5 in Solano County. Help Me Grow Solano provides a central point of access for services, healthcare provider outreach, community outreach, data collection, and outcomes. It's often difficult and time consuming for parents to search for programs to address the unique needs of their children. Help Me Grow Solano is the simple solution that connects babies, young children, and their families to program and services throughout Solano County. Help Me Grow does not provide direct services, but their goal is to assist families in getting connected to the services that they need.