568 W. Line Street
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BUILDING BLOCKS PARENT - August 5
You are invited to join us the first Wednesday of every month at 568 W. Line for a developmental play coaching session at 6 PM. Please call to RSVP at 873-6453 so we will have enough blocks for every participating parent to take home and use with their child!
BUILDING BLOCKS PLAY - August 6
Bring your entire family to our block play night the first Thursday of every month at the Senior Center in the back of the Bishop Park at 6 PM. Enjoy free play in a variety of block centers and socialize with friends and neighbors! Play this month focuses on language skills.
READ & ROMP - August 27
Dress for the mess -- This month’s outdoor art play night will give a whole new meaning to what stomping your feet and clapping your hands can accomplish! Meet us at the Bishop Senior Center at the back of the park at 6 PM for some rollicking stories and an artful romp or two! Let us know you’re coming at 873-6453 so we can be sure to pack enough supplies for all!
DONATE TO DIAPER DRIVE
We distribute donated diapersof all sizes to help families in need. Please call Jody at
873-6453 if you have some extras to pass on! Right now we are low on sizes 3-5 and wipes!
COMMISSION MEETING - September 17
The First 5 Inyo Commission tries to meet the third Thursday of every month at 10 AM, but sometimes reschedules to ensure a quorum. The public is always welcome, and you can always call 873-6453 for agendas or details! See consent agenda minutes below.
The First 5 Inyo Commission has decided to focus on funding Family Strengthening and Early Child Health programs as primary goals until 2020.
Under the goal area of Child Health:
-Northern Inyo Hospital was approved for a grant from 2015 to 2018 to support early birth and breastfeeding supports at their campus. Contracting is currently under way for both birthing classes and a breastfeeding support group that the hospital will offer.
-Early childhood educators, caregivers, health providers, and families are all welcome to participate in our free online Inyo Ages & Stages screening network that is being developed too.
Under the goal area of Family Strengthening:
-First 5 Inyo is also sponsoring the development of a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) network to offer community wide parenting education. Agencies who want to participate in training and support are welcome to contact 873-6453.
-Early literacy is a primary predictor of a host of lifelong benefits, both for individual children and the communties they will contribute to in their lifetime. To learn more about our Reach Out and Read, Raising A Reader, and early language acquisition programs email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five Protective Factors
You can get information about the 5 Protective Factors Framework to help prevent child abuse and neglect in our community below:
First 5 Inyo Protective Factors
Inyo Families United Network
Also visit this local resource guide for contact info to supports in each of the 5 protective factors categories:
Local Resource Guide
Our next Commission meeting will be Thursday September 17, 2015 at the One Stop conference room in Bishop
at 10 AM.
Minutes for Sept. 17, 2015 Consent Agenda approval:
July 16, 2015
You can access our updated 2014-19 Strategic Plan or click below on the First 5 Inyo Annual Report presentation you'd like to review:
First 5 Inyo Annual Report 2013-14
Family Intake Form Results 2009-2014
Synthesis of Strategies & Sustainability
Rethink Your Drink!
Reconsidre Su Bebida!
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