FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCEMENT

         First 5 Solano is pleased to announce 4 opportunities for funding:
                           Please visit our funding opportunity page for details
                http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/first5/fundingopps/current_opportunites_for_funding.asp


February-Oral Health (click here for more)

Your child's baby teeth will fall out, but that doesn't mean they are less important. Dental care should begin as soon as your child's first tooth appears.

Here are just a few things you can do to make sure your child gets a health start to good oral care:

  • Wipe your newborn's gums with a clean damp cloth at least once a day
  • Begin brushing with a small soft children's toothbrush when your child's first tooth appears
  • Brush everywhere, including gums, using a circular motion
  • Toothbrushes should be changed 3-4 times a year or more if they become frayed

Schedule your baby's first dental appointment at age one or when their first tooth comes in. Keep dental visits positive by talking to your child beforehand about what to expect.

Random Acts of Kindness
Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups, and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. Performing acts of kindness is one of the best activities you can do with your kids.

It's a great way to bond as a family, can be a lot of fun, and teaches kids about compassion and service. Any act of kindness, no matter how big or small, can make a difference - especially when done intentionally. Here are a few acts of kindness activities for kids that you and your family can do together:

  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Pick up litter
  • Talk to someone new at school
  • Smile at everybody; it's contagious!

    For more kindness activities go to: https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/100-acts-kindness-kids/


    2018 First 5 Solano Calendar


    The 2018 First 5 Solano calendar is available to order. The material in the calendar helps parents and caregivers create fun activities for their children and provide information about their child's health and developments, as well as information on resources in the community. The calendar is free and is available in English and Spanish. Ordering is simple; just go to http://www.first5solano.org/ and click on the "I want to order a calendar" link on the front page (left side).


    Resource Spotlight






                        Family Health Services Dental Clinics

    Adult and pediatric dental services offered at offices in Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo.

     

    Fairfield Dental Clinic
    2101 Courage Drive
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    (707) 784-2120

    Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

    Vacaville Dental Clinic
    1119 E. Monte Vista Ave
    Vacaville, CA 95688
    (707) 784-4670

    Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

    Vallejo Dental Clinic
    365 Tuolumne Street
    Vallejo, CA 94590
    (707) 784-2120

    Monday 12:30pm-5:00pm
    Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Friday 8:00am-5:00pm



                                    Help Me Grow- Resource and Referral

    Help Me Grow Solano is a community-based resource and referral center that connects families, caregivers and educators to services related to health, development, behavior, and learning in children ages birth through five years, as well as a variety of other community services. Help Me Grow Specialists offer a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, listening, and finding services that are appropriate and available for the child(ren) and family, including follow-up to make sure the services were provided. Help Me Grow Specialists are accessible Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:00 PM by calling the toll-free number (844) 501-KIDS (5437), through helpmegrowsolano.org, or at Solano Family & Children's Services: (707) 864-4634.
     
     

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    Commission Meetings

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