NEWSLETTER  | JANUARY 2020
CENSUS 2020 SPOTLIGHT

An estimated five percent of kids under the age of 5 were not counted in the 2010 Census, the highest of any age group.   For every child missed by the Census, about $2,000 a year in federal program funding is lost, resulting in a loss to important programs and services that  support children.  To help partners encourage parents and caregivers to count young kids in the upcoming Census, the First 5 Association has launched a new digital Census toolkit in English and Spanish!  The toolkit includes downloadable resources, including: social media posts, fact sheets, posters, bookmarks, newsletter blurbs, a message guide, and more. Take a look at the toolkit here!
GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY

National  Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Day  is celebrated annually in February. Thousands of dentists and volunteers give their time to provide free oral health education, screenings, and treatment to underserved children. Locally, GKAS Day will take place at  St. Mary's Dining Room  on Saturday, February 8.   View flyer  for more information. 
NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCE LIBRARY

All Together Now's new digital collection of quality early childhood resource is now available to  All Together Now partners. With just a few clicks, partners can easily explore a searchable database of free resources from stories, quotes, and graphics to fact sheets, reports, and data points.  Access the new Early Childhood Resource Library  here
TOBACCO CESSATION EFFORTS IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

STOPP (Smoking & Tobacco Outreach/Prevention Program) works in partnership with the community to promote a healthy and tobacco-free San Joaquin County. Read the latest STOPP news on e-cigarettes/vaping.  And view a current listing of cessation programs and resources here
NEW PARENT GUIDE WEBSITE

First 5 California's new California Parent Guide website is now available.  Searchable and filled with valuable information for parents, the site features information about how to have a healthy pregnancy, birth, feeding your baby, sleep safety, car safety, potty training, emotional health, healthcare, and so much more.
Click here to explore the new site.
January 22, 2020  Setting Goals - Be SMART About It
January 29 - 31, 2020 |  Musical Chairs Children's Concert Series
February 8, 2020 |  Give Kids a Smile Day
February 8-June 20, 2020 |  Car Seat Safety Trainings
February 11, 2020 |  The Protective Factors - Moving From Knowledge to Action
February 12, 2020 |  Time Victim or Time Master

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