E-Newsletter  |  January 2017
Help Me Grow Highlight
This January,  United Cerebral Palsy's (UCP) First 5 funded Great Beginnings program will start delivering special book bags to families that include social-emotional skill building books.  Regional Centers across California are working on federal improvement plans, and  Valley Mountain Regional Center is focusing on the social-emotional development of children in the Early Start program. UCP serves children using the Raising A Reader program, and will add special green book bags of social-emotional themed books to weekly rotated book bag exchanges.  We are excited to see this new innovation!
Community Link Meetings  
First 5's Community Link Resource Meetings are open to all professionals working in San Joaquin County with young children. Meetings are
held monthly at: 9:00 am at San Joaquin County Public Health Services Auditorium, 1601 E. Hazelton Avenue, Stockton, CA 95205.  In the coming months, topics will cover: Postpartum Depression, Red Flags for Speech in Young Children, and Infant Massage.  
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Community Event Sponsorship
First 5 has set aside funds for fiscal year 2016-2017 to sponsor events to help a chieving established priorities.   Sponsorships will be awarded until the current fiscal year's budgeted sponsorship funds are depleted. Funds are still available!   Event sponsorship is provided up to $1,000 per event.
Training Opportunities 
The Family Resource Network offers training for professionals throughout the year on topics related to children with special needs, including the Individualized Education Plan. First 5 San Joaquin offers training throughout the year on various topics. Check out the training & workshop calendar for more information.
Job Opportunities
Please check out these various employment opportunities: 

Funding Opportunities
The following funding opportunities are available: San Joaquin Council of Governments  Community-Based Outreach Mini-Grant Program , and San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Healthy Communities Cluster Grants



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