E-Newsletter  |  March 2017

Talk. Read. Sing. Draw. Play. @ the Ballpark!  
We are excited to partner with  The Stockton Ports  to share the
Talk, Read, Sing, Draw, Play  (TRSDP) campaign with ballpark visitors during the 2017 season. Visitors will receive a TRSDP Ballpark Passport with fun activities to keep families with young children engaged in TRSDP activities during the game.  Talking, reading, singing, writing and playing with children are the easiest and most powerful ways of helping them grow up smarter, happier and better prepared for a bright future.
Keeping Our Kids Safe
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming  Safe Kids Day  on Saturday, May 13, 2017.   Volunteers will assist with games and other activities designed to help kids and families boost their knowledge about water safety, hazards in the home, car seats, and staying safe while walking and biking.  Also, a Car Seat Checkup Event  is being held on Sunday, March 25, 2017.   Parents can learn how to properly install car seats from nationally certified technicians. 
Daddy's Tool Bag Video Library Now Available
To give fathers the confidence to take care of a new baby, First 5 San Joaquin is delighted to share the Daddy's Tool Bag Video Library. The "home improvement" style videos cover the important basics for taking care of a new baby from a father's perspective. The Daddy's Tool Bag DVD was developed by a dad, just for dads! To access the library, visit www.daddystoolbag.com and use the code  SJDADS .
April 1, 2017:   Planning and Facilitating Learning Aligned with Child Assessments  with Cathy Cole. Learn how to begin to plan appropriate curriculum and effective individualized activities and experiences for child in our programs.

April 5, 2017:   Planning and Facilitating Learning Aligned with Child Assessments  with Cathy Cole. Learn how to begin to plan appropriate curriculum and effective individualized activities and experiences for child in our programs. 

April 8, 2017:  Looking Deeper at the Environment Rating Scales Workshop
Session will address using the Environment Rating Scale lens as a framework, asking questions about specific items and notes for clarification, using observation results to create quality growth plans, and more. Registration due by March 30, 2017.

April 13, 2017:     Workshop will provide strategies on breaking down barriers to reaching undeserved  and diverse populations , and enhancing  efforts through relationship   building .

April 19, 2017:  Annual Child Abuse Prevention Symposium on "The Power of Listening." Keynote topics: The Importance of Listening, Motivational Interviewing, and Vicarious Trauma. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.


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