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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Don't forget to hashtag #FIRST5KERNMOMENT
THANK YOU PHOTOGRAPHERS
Jennifer Williams Photography . Jemma Ray Photography
Nicole Bolinger Photographer . Sabella Photography
Noah Salinas Photography

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE NEWS
  • What Trauma Looks Like Across the U.S.
  • Supporting Children Who Faced Trauma

FIRST 5 ASSOCIATION NEWS
FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA NEWS
  • 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' NEWS
  • 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 NEWS
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!
MARCH CALENDAR
...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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