First 5

ECE Facilities Grant Proposals are due Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • When: May 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    Quality Counts is the Quality Improvement and Rating System (QIRS) for early care and education programs in Sonoma County. Sonoma County’s QIRS Consortia is made up of early childhood education community members.

  • When: May 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM

    The Dental Health Network (DHN) strives to strengthen Sonoma County's dental health system. The DHN’s primary goal is to have 75% of Sonoma County’s 5 year olds be cavity-free by 2020; which supports First 5’s strategic plan Goal 1 to Increase the availability of high quality, accessible health care for children. The Network brings together advocates and providers to learn about and address oral health issues.

  • When: May 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    The Evaluation Committee oversees the planning and implementation of activities related to program evaluation.

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  • Opinion| The Cost of Keeping Children Poor

    Published on April 19, 2018
    "Investing in programs that reduce childhood poverty is both smart and efficient economic policy." We can't afford NOT to invest in our youngest!
  • California Budget & Policy Center

    Published on April 18, 2018
    The lack of affordable housing and child care in our county hurts families, keeps children living in poverty and strains our workforce.
  • Technoference? - Child Trends

    Published on April 18, 2018
    A new study shows parental technology use is creating a disconnect between parents and young children that is linked to more child behavior problems https://www.childtrends.org/videos/technoference/
  • A groundbreaking study offers undeniable proof that the fight against inequality starts with moms

    Published on April 11, 2018
    "Children born into poverty start at a big disadvantage. To thrive, they need food, shelter, and health care. But a growing body of evidence shows there are other ways to help close the vast gap in development between poor kids and their wealthier peers—singing, talking, and playing with them." https://qz.com/1207158/the-key-to-fighting-inequality-starts-with-moms-according-to-a-landmark-study/
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