Click on individual listings below to view or print flyers for free events and services throughout Inyo County.
DIAPER DRIVE CONTINUES Thanks to your generosity,
we've helped more than 20 families in the past 2 months with a critical need for diapers, and we could really use donations of wipes and all sizes of diapers to help future families in need. Please call Kandice at 873-5040 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a donation pick up.
Play with clay! Entire families with a child ages 0 to 5 are encouraged to attend this play night at the Bishop Senior Center at 6 PM! RSVP to Kandice at 873-5040 to ensure there are enough supplies for all!
BUILDING BLOCKS PARENTS - MAR. 4 You are invited to join us at 568 W. Line in our office for a relaxing support session at 6 PM. Please call Jody to RSVP at 873-6453 so she will have enough blocks to give away to every participating parent.
BUILDING BLOCKS PLAY - MAR. 5 Bring your entire family to our group block play night 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!
CHILDREN'S ART DAY - MAR. 7
Children from birth through age 12 are welcome to come express their creativity through the fun projects and art stations at the elementary school cafeteria/auditorium in Bishop on Saturday March 7. Free fun for the whole family starting at 9 AM!
From Noon to 2 PM on March 10, 17, & 24 we'll be offering our 6 hour parenting course for ages 3 to 5. Earn a tricycle or $50 Vons card to encourage healthy habits. Call Jody at 873-6453 to register now!
This bilingual class on March 12, 19, & 26 will take you through STEP parenting curriculum, focusing on early and middle childhood development information. To join us at the Lo-Inyo Family Resource Center, RSVP to Jody at 873-6453.
COMMISSION MEETING - MAR. 19
Come share what is important to your family or agency with the First 5 Inyo Commission at our next meeting. Contact Jody at least a week in advance if you have an item for the agenda. We traditionally meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 AM, but sometimes this changes due to scheduling difficulties.
Click here to access information about Grants & Funding . The following grants were approved by the Commission and being contracted for FY July 2014-June 2015 right now:
Superintendent of Schools Child Development Division Laugh & Learn Family Home Care Quality Improvement and Bookalicious Library Events, as well as CSP 2 and CARES Plus support.
Discovery Point Preschool's Outdoor Classroom project.
Lone Pine School District's Family Resource Center, Read & Romps, & Parent Classes.
Northern Inyo Hospital's new NEST (Newborn Evaluation & Support Training) program for birthing plans, breastfeeding support, and SIDS prevention.
Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo County is contracting to offer bilingual family finance classes to help parents with young children learn about budgeting, saving, investing, and more!
ASPIRE is a program whose goal is to surround teen parents with mentors, tutors, and peer support to help them reach their educational and parenting goals.
The types of grants we fund include both small flexible awards to be distributed througout the year by the Commission, and larger RFP services funded and contracted only once a year.
What does your family do for fun instead of watching T.V. ? Follow these links to learn more about:TV-Free Fun, & our Screentime Quiz.
Our next Commission meeting will be at 8 AM on Jan. 22 at the Onestop Conf. Rm. in Bishop. Please turn in any agenda requests or Strategic Grant applications the week before to ensure inclusion on the agenda.
You can access our 2014-19 Strategic Plan, or click below on the First 5 Inyo Annual Report presentation you'd like to review:
Want to know what First 5 CA and First 5 in each county of CA is about? This short video is a great introduction to the importance of early development and how we've been investing in it for the past 15 years! View below:
2) Healthy Handfuls Newsletter - a fresh dose of early health info delivered free to your email inbox each month! Sign-up to receive our email newsletter, or check out Healthy Recipes and articles from previous issues.