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First 5

Talk. Read. Sing. It changes everything.

  • When: March 27, 2017 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

  • When: April 13, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    The First 5 Communications Committee meets on the second Thursday of every other month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.

  • When: April 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

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    Published on March 23, 2017
    “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the ocean. Drink in the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Published on March 22, 2017
    Listen openly and calmly when your child shares difficult feelings. When you ask about and acknowledge feelings, you are sending the important message that feelings are valued and important. Recognizing and naming feelings is the first step toward learning to manage them in healthy, acceptable ways over time.
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    Timeline Photos

    Published on March 21, 2017
    “If you have good thoughts they will shine out your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Ronald Dahl
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    Published on March 20, 2017
    De-stress tonight! Bedtime stories not only provide a relaxing routine for children, they can also calm adults down too. #First5Sonoma #read #reading #talkreadsing #reader #readabook #picoftheday #wordsofwisdom #lifelessons #books #childrens #norcal #northbay #toddlerfun #toddlers #toddlerlife #learn #learning #earlylearning #parenting #parenthood #parentingdoneright #parenting101 #children #librarylife #sonoma #lifelessons #Monday #MondayThoughts
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    Published on March 15, 2017
    Enter for your chance to WIN tickets to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Sometimes advice and ideas from other parents are just what you need. What is the most valuable parenting tip that you received? Please share your answer in the comments. Winner to be announced Friday, March 31.
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