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CARES Quality Counts Program is now accepting applications! - See News below for details
  • Published on July 19, 2016

    The CARES Quality Counts Program is now accepting online applications for 2016-2017! The program will be limited to the first 100 applicants, on a first-come, first-served basis until enrollment is full. Priority will be given to educators working in sites that are participating in the QIRS Quality Counts Programs. 

  • Published on July 19, 2016

    The Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services released their report, High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depends on a High-Quality Workforce: Low Compensation Undermines Quality, last month.  You can read the full report here.

    NPR addresses the report in their article, It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher, by Elissa Nadworny.  Read the full NPR story here.

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  • When: September 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    The QIRS Consortia oversees the planning and implementation of activities related to ensuring that early care and education (ECE) is of high quality.

  • When: September 26, 2016 at 3:30 PM

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

  • When: September 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Region 1 Quarterly Meeting followed by a peer-led Intro to Coaching Training.

    Location: Ukiah (Address TBD)

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    First 5 Sonoma County

    Published on July 27, 2016
    Last week to enter First 5 Sonoma County’s monthly contest to WIN tickets to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County! Click below for details. Our winner will be announced FRIDAY. ¡Ultima semana para entrar al sorteo mensual de Los Primeros 5 del Condado de Sonoma y GANAR boletos para el Museo de Niños del Condado de Sonoma! Oprima abajo para detalles. Nuestro(a) ganador(a) será anunciado(a) el VIERNES. https://www.facebook.com/SonomaFirst5/photos/a.442122495854133.106948.374711415928575/1212289065504135/?type=3
  • 15 Books To Read With Your Kid Before They Learn To Read On Their Own

    15 Books To Read With Your Kid Before They Learn To Read On Their Own

    Published on July 25, 2016
    Got 15 minutes? That’s all the READING time it takes to boost your child’s brain development, language skills, and cognition. Wondering what to read? Check out this list of favorite books: ¿Tiene 15 minutos? Esto es todo el tiempo de LECTURA que necesita para aumentar el desarrollo del cerebro, habilidades lingüísticas y cognición de su niño. ¿Preguntándose qué libros puede leerle? Mire esta lista de libros favoritos: https://www.romper.com/p/15-books-to-read-with-your-kid-before-they-learn-to-read-on-their-own-13163
  • First 5 Sonoma County

    Published on July 20, 2016
    Need ideas to enrich your child’s summer days with imagination and exploration? Visit your local library and sign him up for the Summer Reading Club. There are performances, crafts, prizes, and a free books. All Summer Reading events are FREE! ¿Necesita ideas para enriquecer los días de verano de su niño(a) con imaginación y exploración? Visite su biblioteca local y regístrelo(a) para el Club de Lectura de Verano. Hay funciones, artesanías, premios y libros gratis. ¡Todos los eventos del Verano de Lectura son GRATIS! http://sonomalibrary.org/blogs/news/childrens-summer-reading-club-2015
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    Published on July 18, 2016
    It’s CONTEST time! Share with us your family’s favorite LOCAL kid friendly restaurant for a chance to WIN tickets to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Please write your response in the comment section below. Winner to be announced Friday July 29th. Check out our June Children’s Museum contest winners PLAYING at the Mary’s Garden & Ella’s Art Studio where children can explore renewable energy, salmon lifecycle, and much more. ¡Es hora de CONCURSAR! Comparta con nosotros el restaurante acogedor para niños DEL AEA, favorito de su familia para la oportunidad de GANAR boletos al Museo de Niños del Condado de Sonoma. Por favor anote su respuesta en la sección de comentarios abajo. El/La ganador(a) será anunciado(a) el Viernes 29 de Julio. Mire a los ganador de Junio como JUEGAN en el Jardín de Mary & el Estudio de Arte de Ella donde pueden explorar energía renovable, el ciclo vital del salmón y mucho más.
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