First 5 Kern Handprints Newsletter - March 2018
In this Issue.....
FIRST 5 KERN NEWS
Program Gets First Peek at Van - Caring Corner Day Care for Medically Fragile Children, One a Few in the Nation-
Thumbprint Provider of the Month
Executive Director Pens Letter to Editor Thanking Congressmen
First 5 Kern Staff Educate Community About Safely Surrendered Baby Law
National Children's Dental Health Month
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THANK YOU PHOTOGRAPHERS
Jennifer Williams Photography . Jemma Ray Photography
Nicole Bolinger Photographer . Sabella Photography
Noah Salinas Photography
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
What Trauma Looks Like Across the U.S.
Supporting Children Who Faced Trauma
FIRST 5 ASSOCIATION
FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA
First 5 Comments on $1 Billion Marijuana Sales Projections
Single State Agency Needed to Coordinate 'Patchwork' of California's Early Childhood Education Programs
FIRST 5 KERN FUNDED PROVIDERS'
Clinica Sierra Vista Serves Pregnant, Parenting Teens and Families
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance Provides Community Homeless Law Center Project
Greenfield Family Resource Center Offers Parent / Child Programs
PARENT and EARLY CHILD EDUCATOR
Article Links of Interest (Page 6)
40 Years After the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Pregnant Employees Still Face Workplace Discrimination
Fish Oil and Pro Biotics During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding May Slash Childhood Allergies
When it Comes to Baby’s Growth, Early Pregnancy Weight May Matter More than Later Gains
Women Who Were Breast-Fed [Themselves] May Have Long-term Heart Health Benefits
If You Want Your Kid to Get a Good Job, Let Them Play More
Five Ways Educators Can Help Families Make Better Use of Tech, Outside the Classroom
Paid Family Medical Leave Good for the Economy: 40% of Parents Aren’t Covered by the Family Leave Act
Changes in Brain Connectivity Identified in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Quick Homemade Chicken Soup
Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (quick and crockpot versions) in Honor of Nutrition and Frozen Food Month
WE TESTED IT FIRST!
...Links to flyers, agendas, forms and more (Page 7)
It's National Social Workers Month - we salute social workers who work with First 5 Kern programs and all social workers across our county who work with children and families!
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