E-Newsletter  |  October 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


Make Halloween Safe & Fun
Unfortunately, on average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year.  Check out this  Halloween Safety Infographic  for more info.  Here are some quick tips to help keep families safe this Halloween:
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. 
  • Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
For more information, visit:   www.safekids.org/halloween

RTD Fall Festival
The San Joaquin Regional Transit District will hold a  Fall Festival on Friday, October 28 at the Downtown Transit Center.   Enjoy a fun family night with games, a haunted bus, face painting, a Día de los Pasajeros area, a photobooth, and live music!  Be sure to stop by the First 5 San Joaquin booth!
Upcoming Community Events

New screen time rules for kids, by doctors
Digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited, according to new guidelines from the  American Academy of Pediatrics .  Read recent  article  here .
Breastfeeding Help in San Joaquin County
Breastfeeding is a special gift that mothers can give their baby.  Many programs and services are available to provide information and support to make learning to breastfeed easier.   Breastfeeding Resource Guide

Milestone Moments
From birth to 5 years, children should reach milestones in how he/she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has produced Milestone Moments, a parent resource on child development.

UOP Dental Hygiene Clinic Free Services
The dental hygiene clinic on the campus of University of the Pacific in Stockton offers free dental care services provided by our dental hygiene students.  All services are free!   Dental Clinic Flyer
Job  Announcements 
First 5 San Joaquin provides a listing of employment opportunities as a resource for the community.  The listing is not an endorsement of any employer.  

>>  Various Positions @ Women's Center  Youth & Family Services
>>  Various Positions  @ Child Abuse Prevention Council


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