February 2021

“Stella’s Shiny Smile”
SJ TEETH Storybook
SJ TEETH is excited to announce the launch of Stella’s Shiny Smile, a new storybook for young children brought to you by First 5 San Joaquin and San Joaquin County Public Health Services. By following Stella (a saber-toothed tiger!) as she is brushing and flossing to choosing healthy drink options, this story can help encourage young children to learn the importance of establishing a healthy dental routine.

The storybook is featured in both English and Spanish and includes fun dental health activities for young children. Of course, we made sure that dental health resources were also easily accessible for families.

The SJ TEETH collaborative was established to help eliminate dental disease in children and promote a lifetime of dental health. Through Stella’s Shiny Smile, we hope to further increase awareness of the importance of dental health and lower the rate of preventable dental conditions of young children in the county.

Download Stella’s Shiny Smile today!

Stockton Scholars & First 5 San Joaquin Scholarship
Stockton Scholars and
First 5 San Joaquin are offering a reimbursement scholarship for those who choose Early Care and Education (ECE) as their major. Helping students resolve their education plans can be that easy!

To view the flyer or to learn more, click below.

First 5 San Joaquin Partners with University of the Pacific and Community to Celebrate 10 years of the Beyond Our Gates Initiative
First 5 San Joaquin in collaboration with University of the Pacific team up to celebrate their 10 years of achievement in promoting programs focused on early childhood literacy. Beyond our Gates published a 2020 Impact report to highlight the program’s accomplishments and achievements over the last decade.

For more information about the success in the early childhood literacy please click below.

Free Income Tax Preparation

Community Partnerships for Families of San Joaquin (CPFSJ) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition are offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation for income of $58,000 or less by IRS certified tax preparers. Volunteers can help families with Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, Other Dependent Credit, Educational Credit.

Tax preparation is available at seven locations throughout San Joaquin County.  

Smile, California Dental Health Education

Smile, California, the Medi-Cal Dental Program campaign is encouraging February National Children’s Dental Health Month by sharing the educational packages focused on good dental health habits.

Click below to download the Smile, California Children's Dental Health Education Packages for the following age groups: 

Let Smile, California know how you are using these materials to teach children about dental health; Post pictures to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #SmileCalifornia and #NCDHM.