E-Newsletter  |  December 2016
Introducing Daddy's Tool Bag!

To give fathers the confidence to take care of a new baby,  First 5 San Joaquin is delighted to share the  Daddy's Tool Bag Video Library The "home improvement" style videos cover the important basics for taking care of a new baby fr om a father's perspective. The Daddy's Tool Bag DVD was developed by a dad, just for dads!  To access the library, visit 
www.daddystoolbag.com  and use the code  SJDADS
Talk. Read. Sing. Draw. Play... Partners Wanted!

Research has found that providing children from birth to five with consistent,  language-rich experiences - such as talking, reading, singing, drawing, and playing - can have important benefits on their brain development and future school success. First 5 San Joaquin has partnered with the University of the Pacific and various community organizations to e xtend  the TRSDP campaign to families throughout San Joaquin County.
We'd love to e x pand our partnering to even more organizations  interested 
incorporate TRSDP messaging and materials in program activities and services. If interested, please call 209.953.5437 or email sjckids@sjgov.org
First 5 San Joaquin: Characteristics of Families Served

Last year, First 5 San Joaquin invested nearly  $8 million  in programs  and services  aimed at increasing the number of children who enter school healthy and ready to learn. O ver  19,000  children parents, and providers were served. A recently released report, First 5 San Joaquin: Characteristics  of Families Served , highlights those programs  and families.
Music for the Holidays

First 5 California launched the online music service "Pando ra." This fun and free station features music to encourage learning and physical activity, and now offers music for the holidays!  
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Head Start Applications Now Accepted

SJCOE's Head Start San Joaquin program provides Head Start services to eligible children from birth to age five and pregnant women.  Spaces are now available! View more ...

The Playground Where Babies Learn to Talk

A campaign to encourage brain development is using parks to deliver its message to children and their caregivers. View more...



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