October 2021
First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission is a leader that fosters and sustains effective programs and partnerships with the community to promote, support and improve the lives of young children, their families and their communities.

Milestones Matter!
Developmental milestones are things children can do by a certain age. How a child plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves offer important clues about their development. A developmental screening can help tell if your child is on track with their development for their age. A Help Me Grow Solano Family Navigator can help you complete a screening and connect you with resources to address your child's needs. Call HMG Solano at
1-844-501-5437 or click below to complete a screening and get connected.
Fire Prevention Week
October 3-9
This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ theme, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™,” puts the focus on educating children and adults about smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, their necessity, and how the sounds they make help save lives. Click the image for everything you need to prepare for Fire Prevention Week!

Q: What do firefighters put in their soup?
A: Fire crackers!
National Child Health Day
October 4
National Child Health Day is on the first Monday of every October where we show our support of children’s health, family, and those that work hard to help them. From the food they eat to the words they hear, children require support and opportunities to grow. Take this day to schedule a well child visit, review your child's immunizations and take part in some healthy activities. Go for a walk, play in a park, or do some yard work together!. Click on the image for other ways to participate in the day.
Q: Why did the banana go to the doctor?
A: Because it wasn’t peeling well.
Walk to School Day
October 6
Each October, students throughout Solano County, the nation and the world are encouraged make the effort to get out of the car and walk to school on International Walk to School Day. Not only does the day encourage getting some exercise, but it is also a great opportunity to get to know other kids and families in the neighborhood Click below for some ideas to help your school celebrate and help keep students and staff safe.

Q: Why did the dog cross the road?
A: To get to the barking lot!
Mental Health First Aid Trainings
October sign-ups

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Take this opportunity to sign up for a Mental Health First Aid training course. Mental Health First Aid is a national program that teaches the skills to respond to the signs of mental health and substance use. This 8-hour training course is offered online and is no cost to Solano County residents and professionals. Click the image above to learn more about the available training and access the calendar to see upcoming trainings. To register for this training you will need to create an account. Just follow the registration steps on the website.
Happy Halloween
October 31
Kids love the magic of Halloween, but the COVID-19 pandemic means Halloween may be a bit different this year. You can still have fun! First and foremost, stay safe by following the tips below.
Q: What kind of music do mummies like?
 A: "Wrap" music!