FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCEMENT

                 First 5 Solano is pleased to announce 3 opportunities for funding:
                                   Please visit our funding opportunity page for details

                http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/first5/fundingopps/current_opportunites_for_funding.asp


January-Family Fitness (click here for more)

January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month, but becoming healthy should be a lifelong commitment. Parents and other adults are the best role models to teach children about healthy living.

Make physical fitness a part of your family's daily routine by:
  • Going for a family walk after dinner instead of watching TV
  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Walking to school or to the store
  • Getting the kids involved in age-appropriate family chores
Engaging in active indoor and outdoor activities is a great way of spending time with the whole family while teaching your kids important health habits that can last a lifetime!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 15th, 2018. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very important civil rights leading in American history. He worked hard for equality and taught others how to stand up for their beliefs. America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around Dr. King's birthday (15th).

This is a great opportunity to begin talking to young children about equality and respecting people's differences. An age appropriate story can help kids begin to understand these difficult topics. Check out titles like:

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton (ages 4-8)
Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange (ages 4-8)
More, More, More, Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams (ages 0-2)

For more age appropriate book titles, visit your local library or go to:

http://www.solanolibrary.com/

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

Looking for ways to stay active? Spend the day in nature at one of the Solano County Parks. Solano County Parks are fun & educational with nature and wildlife class as well as excursions and lectures. From picknicking to camping, walking to horseback riding, and even jet skiing, Solano County Parks offer a diversity of recreational activities. Let Solano County Parks be the place for all of your family's outdoor adventures!

For more information visit: www.solanocounty.com/parks



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.