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June - School Readiness Month (click here for more)

Help your child be ready for a successful school experience by ensuring they are physically healthy, well rested, and nourished. Make sure your child is up-to-date on their immunizations and schedule a routine dentist appointment. Establishing a regular bedtime routine can help your child get the rest they need in order to be eager to learn. Remember to limit screen time to 2 hours a day or less. Children need a well balanced breakfast before heading of to school. Opt for healthy alternatives like fresh fruit and yogurt instead of sugary cereals. School readiness begins at home!

                               
Pre-Kindergarten Academies are right around the corner!

Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Academies provide quality early childhood education for children entering Kindergarten who have not previously attended pre-school or can benefit from additional preparation prior to starting school. Pre-K Academies target children who are English Language Learners or considered “high-risk” due to factors such as poverty, remoteness, substance abuse, family violence, child abuse and neglect and special needs.

In 2016, First 5 Solano had 392 children participate in Pre-K Academies within Solano County. This year we hope to serve over 500 children with the addition of four Vallejo classes. Pre-K Academies have a positive and lasting impact on children by giving valuable early learning experience in the classroom.

Please contact your school district below for more information or call our office at 707-784-1332. 


Dixon Unified
School District

Contact: Tanya LaBass

Phone: 707-693-6300 ext. 8027


River Delta Unified
School District

Contact: Sandy Gifford

Phone: 707-374-5335


Vacaville Unified
School District

Contact: Renee Yeasted

 Phone: 707-453-6143


Travis Unified
School District

Contact: Connie Green

Phone: 707-437-8202


Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District

Contact: Krista Schmidt

Phone: 707-372-5195


Vallejo City Unified
School District

Contact: Manuela Jacques

Phone: 707-556-8921 ext. 50210


Vallejo Childstart Inc. 
 

Contact: Susan Smith

Phone: 707-252-8931


Benicia Unified
School District

Contact: June Regis

Phone: 707-747-8367



What's New - Kit for New Parents-New items added!!

The Kit for New Parents is a comprehensive resource that provides information and tips for first-time parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Available in six different languages, the Kit includes a practical guide for the first five years, a health handbook, a touch-and-feel storybook, and other important information on literacy and learning.

Kits are customized for Solano County residents to include local information on services and resources.
First 5 Solano has added new items to the kit which include a baby bib and portion plate to encourage healthy eating.

It's distributed free-of-charge to, local hospitals, physicians, and community groups to help provide parents with the resources they need to raise healthy children that grow and thrive.

To receive your FREE Kit, click the picture on the right to place your order.
 

                                Help Me Grow - Resource and Referral
                              
Help Me Grow Solano is a community-based resource and referral center that connects families, caregivers and educators to services related to health, development, behavior, and learning in children ages birth through five years, as well as a variety of other community services. Help Me Grow Specialists offer a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, listening, and finding services that are appropriate and available for the child(ren) and family, including follow-up to make sure the services were provided. Help Me Grow Specialists are accessible Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:00 PM by calling the toll-free number (844) 501-KIDS (5437), through helpmegrowsolano.org, or at Solano Family & Children's Services: (707) 864-4634.  




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Commission Meetings 
First 5 Solano holds regular meetings; please click this link for schedule and agenda details.