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Next First 5 Commission Meeting: September 25, 2017

  • Published on June 20, 2017

    The First 5 Sonoma County Commission is seeking to fill two Commissioner seats.

  • Published on June 2, 2017

    We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our First 5 family, Andrew Leonard. 

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  • When: October 4, 2017 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: October 10, 2017 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: October 10, 2017 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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  • Photos from First 5 Sonoma County's post

    Published on September 20, 2017
    Today, First 5 Sonoma and North Bay Children's Center had the honor of hosting Senator Mike McGuire and staff from the office of California Assemblymember Marc Levine. The tour of Bellevue Preschool, located in Santa Rosa, highlighted the great work of our county’s Early Childhood Education professionals as well as the challenges facing early education. High cost of living and low industry wages have strained the childcare system, leading to providers closing doors when they are unable to find staff. Early education slots that would otherwise serve low-to-middle income families go unfilled because parents make “too much” money to qualify for childcare subsidies. Further, declining revenues from California Proposition 10 (tobacco) taxes present challenges for long-term sustainability of these systems. Our elected officials are key in helping create and pass legislation that helps ameliorate these issues. Thank you, California elected officials!
  • STEM Activities and Science Experiments You Can Do in a Jar

    STEM Activities and Science Experiments You Can Do in a Jar

    Published on September 20, 2017
    From chemistry to weather, from earth science to light: These fun STEM activities will get your child excited about learning. Thanks to First 5 Sacramento for sharing. https://goo.gl/AbJAX9
  • Parent Cafe flyer 2017-18.pdf

    Published on September 19, 2017
    This Friday: Parent Café. Conversations to keep your family strong. One Friday per month. Enjoy a hot meal and great discussion.
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