First 5 San Joaquin Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month!
The benefits of breastfeeding are well documented. They include bonding for babies and mothers, improved short- and long-term health outcomes, and economic benefits. Breastfeeding is also associated with reduced risks of diabetes, ovarian cancer, and certain types of breast cancer in mothers. Since 2008, First 5 San Joaquin has invested approximately $830,000 in the Breastfeeding Initiative. For more information on these efforts, click here.
First 5 San Joaquin has set aside funds to sponsor events and activities that assist in achieving the priorities established in the Strategic Plan and help to expand the reach of the
Talk, Read, Sing, Draw, Play campaign. View the
Application for more info.
Come join the Record's Literacy and Book Fair's 20th Annual Family Day at the Park on September 16, 2017 at University Park. Admission is free! Be sure to check out the First 5 San Joaquin sponsored Alphabet Alley! View flyer for more info.
San Joaquin TEETH is a new initiative that helps families with young children overcome barriers to access. At the September 1st Community Links meeting, San Joaquin TEETH staff will present on services. View
flyer for more info.
Ready4K is a research-based text-messaging program for parents. Each week, parents
will receive fun facts and tips to boost their child's learning. View
registration form for more info.