NEWSLETTER  | SEPTEMBER 2019

NEW RAISING QUALITY! CHILDCARE GUIDES

F or many parents, choosing high-quality childcare can be expensive, confusing, and frustrating. But it's also one of the most important decisions a parent can make. The care a child receives will help shape their development, affecting how they will think, feel, act, and play with others. The care they receive from ages 0 to 5 creates a foundation for a lifetime of learning and success!   The new  Raising Quality!   Childcare Guides will help parents navigate childcare and early learning options, so that they can ultimately choose the best fit for their family.  Download the guides for infant, toddler, and preschooler childcare information, tips, and resources.  More info here .
SAN JOAQUIN TEETH FACT SHEET

San Joaquin Treatment & Education for Everyone on Teeth Health (SJ TEETH) uses innovative strategies to improve oral health for children with Denti-Cal in San Joaquin County. SJ TEETH offers care coordination for children up to age 20 who are eligible for
Medi-Cal Dental services.  Read the latest Fact Sheet to learn more about the impact of SJ TEETH efforts. 

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

In support of whole-community preparedness, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month in San Joaquin County.   The theme for 2019 is "Prepared, Not Scared."  Visit sjready.org and ready.gov/kids for preparedness resources for the whole family.
FIRST 5 CENTER - PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST

The First 5 Center   is an initiative of the California Children and Families Foundation, a sister organization of the First 5 Association of California. T he Center develops research and policy ideas with the goal of helping to improve early childhood systems in California. Learn more here.

GEARING UP FOR CENSUS 2020

Census 2020 is ramping up, and we need to make sure everyone in our community is counted - especially young children, which is the hardest to count population in  San Joaquin County.  Check out the latest "Our Kids Count" fact sheet in English and Spanish, and visit the sjckids.org homepage for more Census 2020 resources.  
EVENT SPONSORSHIP MINI-GRANTS

The Community Event & Activity Sponsorship Mini-Grant is one way First 5 San Joaquin is working with local partners to help equip families with resources and connect them to supportive services.  Grant amounts range from $250 to $1,000.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & TRAINING

September 12, 2019 | Setting Goals: Be SMART About It Workshop 
September 17, 2019 | Intro. to ASQ-3 Workshop

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