E-Newsletter  |  August 2016
   Susan de Polo
   Gary F. Dei Rossi, EdD
   Tamara Evans, MSN, PhD
   Jason Messer
   Michael Miller
   Maggie Park, MD
   Kay Ruhstaller, RD
   Carl Toliver
   Carlos Villapudua


   Lani Schiff-Ross, LCSW

   Executive Director



  Talk. Read. Sing. Draw. Play.

  It doesn't take extensive training or expensive equipment.    
  Helping young children grow up to be strong readers starts  
  simply with talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. First
  5 San Joaquin has partnered up with the University of the
  Pacific's Beyond Our Gates Initiative's San Joaquin Reads 
  Campaign, which shares the fundamental message how
  important Talk, Read, Sing, Draw, Play experiences are for
  young children.  Check out these new Talk, Read, Sing, Draw,
  Play resources:
  >> Talk, Read, Sing, Draw, Play Flyer ( English) ( Spanish)
  >> Talk, Read, Sing, Draw, Play Poster ( English) ( Spanish)
  >> Reading to Young Children Tip Sheet ( English) ( Spanish)

CDA Cares Volunteers Needed 
California Dental Association (CDA) Cares allows volunteer dentists, with the assistance of other health professionals and community volunteers, to provide dental services at no charge to approximately 2,000 people at each bi-annual event.  Put your compassion into action at CDA Cares Stockton
A ction on Behalf of Children Awards
The Action on Behalf of Children (ABC) Awards are presented in special recognition to those who care about children in San Joaquin County. The awards recognize those outstanding members of the community that are doing more than just 'the average' for children.  Nominations are now being accepted.
More Community Events
September 1, 2016
Beyond Our Gates Dialogue
September 5, 2016
Stockton Black Family Day CultureFest
September 10, 2016
September 17, 2016
Family Day at the Park

Zika & Pregnancy
The resources below offer helpful information on the Zika Virus for pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant.
First 5 San Joaquin provides a listing of funding opportunities as a resource for the community.  The listing is not an endorsement of any funder or funding. 
>>  Stockton Rotary Endowment (ongoing)


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