Evidence-based home visitation programs have been shown to prevent child abuse and neglect, promote school readiness, and improve maternal/child health. In 2018-2019, First 5 San Joaquin provided home visitation services to 974 families. First 5 San Joaquin began funding home visitation programs in 2001 and has continued to invest in quality, evidence-based home visitation programs over the years.
Funded partners currently offer two different programs: Home Visitation Initiative and FamilyWORKs. The Home Visitation Initiative utilizes the Parents as Teachers curriculum, which helps parents be their child's first teacher, and the University of California Cooperative Extension Health Education program, which provides strategies to support families in leading healthier lives. FamilyWORKs, funded by the California Department of Social Services, is a free in-home program offered to CalWORKs participants with children under the age of three.
RAISING QUALITY! CHILDCARE GUIDES NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH
New Raising Quality!Childcare Guides will help parents navigate childcare and early learning options, so that they can choose the best fit for their family. The infant, toddler, and preschooler Childcare Guides and are now available in Spanish! Download guides and get more information here.
SAN JOAQUIN TEETH SUCCESS STORY
Thanks to San Joaquin County Office of EducationSan Joaquin TEETH Care Coordination program staff, and a very concerned grandmother, Mariah (real name not used), who was suffering from an untreated tooth abscess, was able to be referred to and treated promptly (within hours!) by a local dentist. Care Coordinators are making a difference in the lives of children and youth. Click here for more info.
DIAPER DERMATITIS TIP SHEET
Hundreds of babies in San Joaquin County end up in the Emergency Room every year due to issues that may have been caused by lack of diaper changes.
Diapers help to prevent leaks. However, locked in moisture from just a little pee can cause a diaper rash. Download the Diaper Dermatitis Tip Sheet for helpful tips on how keep baby clean and dry.
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