First 5

Mini-Grant Applications are due on Monday, July 16 at 5pm.  No Late applications will be accepted!
  • When: September 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM

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

  • When: October 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM

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

  • When: December 3, 2018 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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  • First 5 Association of California

    Published on July 14, 2018
    What is "toxic stress" and how does it effect children and their parents who are separated at the border?
  • DADS PARENT CAFE_May-July 2018.pdf

    Published on July 11, 2018
    Hey Dads! Join us at this last Dads Café of this series, even if this is your first time. All are welcomed! Gentlemen who RSVP and attend this café will be entered into a drawing and receive a certificate of participation. *This event is open to all dads, male mentors, guardians and other men committed to keeping the children in their lives safe and their families strong. Date: Saturday - July 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Child Parent Institute (CPI) 3650 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa Two ways to register: Email: slemus@sonoma4cs.org Call: 707-522-1413 x133 Every day it’s our duty and our pleasure to keep our families strong and nurture our children. Dads help make it happen every day. This is a real opportunity to share your experiences as a father with other dads working hard to keep their families strong. It’s a safe place to network, learn, and tap into your own wisdom. Feel free to invite your friends and family to what is sure to be a phenomenal time.
  • www.aap.org

    Published on July 10, 2018
    ¿Sabía usted que la discriminación racial percibida está asociada con peso bajo al nacer y el parto prematuro? ¿O que el enseñar y cultivar orgullo cultural mejora la autoestima? Obtenga más información sobre la conexión entre el racismo y el desarrollo infantil en este estudio realizado por la Asociación Estadounidense de Pediatría. https://goo.gl/ZWQSmh #resistencia #trauma #autocuidado #educación
  • www.aap.org

    Published on July 10, 2018
    Did you know that perceived racial discrimination is associated with low birth weight and premature birth? Or that teaching cultural pride improves self-esteem? Learn more here about the connection between racism and child development in this study by the American Association of Pediatrics. https://goo.gl/ZWQSmh #resiliency #trauma #selfcare #education
  • Where kids played, silence and cinders

    Published on July 7, 2018
    The October wildfires had a devastating impact on our county's child care system. Among the destroyed facilities were Mark West Community Preschool and 11 licensed family child care homes, losses that continue to impact providers, working parents, employers and children. First 5 is so inspired by the resiliency and determination of providers like Renee Whitlock-Hemfouvanh and Cary Rich and honored to invest in rebuilding and restoring their centers. We envision a future Sonoma County where high quality child care is accessible to ALL families and where sustainable funding for child care supports a well-paid ECE workforce. We can achieve that vision by investing together as a community! [More to come on that…!]
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