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AVANCE and Perinatal Mood Disorder Proposals are due February 7th.
  • When: February 7, 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: February 13, 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: February 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    The Professional Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) advises the Commission on relevant issues of concern in the community and makes recommendations regarding strategic planning and evaluation.

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  • LA teachers step up interventions as students’ fears increasingly impede their ability to learn | LA School Report

    LA teachers step up interventions as students’ fears increasingly impede their ability to learn| LA School Report

    Published on January 19, 2018
    Addressing childhood trauma is essential; First 5 is thankful that LA teachers are aware of the issue and its implications for learning. "The possibility of their parents being deported, domestic violence, homelessness, racial tensions, and even fears of terrorist attacks are affecting children more than ever, according to administrators and teachers at both LA Unified district schools and independent charter schools."
  • 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

    10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

    Published on January 18, 2018
    From a policy-making level, here are 10 policies to prevent and respond to childhood lead exposure. For example, "Eradicating lead paint hazards from older homes of children from low-income families would provide $3.5 billion in future benefits, or approximately $1.39 per dollar invested, and protect more than 311,000 children." While lead exposure is cumulative in a child's body, preventing exposure in the first place has significant positive implications for health.
  • Trauma and Immigration Training

    Trauma and Immigration Training

    Published on January 18, 2018
    First 5 is proud to co-sponsor this timely event with Petaluma Health Care District and CHI of the Petaluma Area. The free training for the community will explore the traumatic impact of immigration policies on children and families, including complications of mixed-immigration status families and the additional stress of the North Bay fires.
  • Training Series for Becoming a Child Care Provider!

    4Cs of Sonoma County

    Published on January 18, 2018
    Sadly, Sonoma County lost hundreds of licensed Family Child Care slots to the wildfires. So, we're excited that Community Child Care Council is launching a free training series for becoming a child care provider. If you've ever thought about establishing your own child care business, this is a great opportunity to learn the tools for success!
  • What’s wrong with my child? California has a problem in easing parents’ fears

    First 5 LA

    Published on January 17, 2018
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