July  eNews
Hogg Foundation 
First3Years is one of 10 Texas organizations receiving a grant of $800,000 from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support collaborative and inclusive approaches to well-being for communities in the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area. The initiative focuses on children and youth of color and their families. 

This grant will support collaborative and inclusive approaches to resiliency, mental health and well-being in the Baytown community with a focus on young children of color and their families. We will ensure that historically excluded and under-represented populations are included in this community-driven process. To learn more and get involved in our Collaborative, please contact Christy Serrano .

Fill The Think Tank 

We are now accepting donations for our Fill The Think Tank Scholarship  Program!

"Our "Fill The Think Tank" scholarship program will offer a group of hand-selected Early Childhood professionals the ability to participate in First3Years Membership program, a unique training program that provides high-quality professional development opportunities to its members. By helping us "Fill The Think Tank" you are ensuring that our "Scholars" have access to training opportunities, and current research that offers the tools needed to provide high quality care to children and families.

For more information on the program or to fund a scholar, click HERE!

Thank you to Sara and Gary Ahr for their generous matching donation to our Fill The Think Tank program! 
Par-Tee for Babies
Want a COOL way to support infants, toddlers and their families? 

 We are in search of a Tumbler Sponsor to support our 3rd Annual Par-Tee for Babies Golf Tournament taking place on October 7th at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, TX.  For more information, contact  Ashley Borthick   or click  HERE
Texas Cross Site for Infants and Toddlers
 October 10 - 11, 2019
5229 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas, TX 75254

CEU's Offered: LPC, SW, CPE, ECI  - and - CLE's
The Texas Cross Site for Infants and Toddlers is meant to be an opportunity for stakeholders to share what is and is not working within their com munities and come up with new solutions together. The state-wide summit will provide the opportunity for communities to pool resources around professional development, evaluation, and best practices.  Recognizing that many counties across the state have developed a specialized approach in addressing the unique needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system and many more are interested to do so, we're  hosting a two-day cross-site learning convening. who. Such vast interest in this area creates a valuable opportunity to build a learning community across counties in Texas that can not only learn from one another but with one another.
Who should attend?
Judges Overseeing CPS Cases
Child Protective Services Staff
Child Placement Agencies
Lawyers Involved With The Child Welfare System
Early Childhood Intervention
Service Providers in Child Welfare
October 10th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Registration, Lunch and Networking
12:00 pm -5:30 pm | Day 1
October 11th 
8:00 am - 9:00 am | Breakfast and Networking
9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Day 2 (Lunch Included)

The Texas Cross Site Learning Retreat was made possible by 

Save the Date!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Mark your calendars and join us on 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 for Baby Day! 

Stay tuned for more details and be sure to visit us at  https://babyday.us/ and follow us on Facebook @USBabyDay!

Are you interested in learning more about Baby Day? Contact Natalie Fellows .

Upcoming Trainings

July Webinar Series
Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse
July 16 |  12:00 PM
 July 19 |  1:00 PM


Houston Food For Thought
Professional Networking Event
July 24 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A 2nd Cup | 1111 E 11th St., Houston, TX 77009

We're Hiring!
First3Years is hiring! 
We are seeking qualified candidates to fill our Development Director, Community Systems Project Manager, Professional Development Manager roles! 

Click  HERE  for more information.
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