Sign up now for our free 4-week parenting course that covers optimal development for children from before birth through age 3 Tuesdays in January from 6 to 7 PM. Call 873-6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free help for imagining and pursuing the job of your dreams! Join Jamie Beck at Alta One Credit Union for this helpful course from 10 AM to 4 PM on Wednesday January 21.Other job aids also available just click on the flyer above for a full list!
COMMISSION MEETING - JAN. 22 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. This month we'll meet at 8 AM on January 22 to facilitate sustainability discussion.
Entire families with at least one child under five are welcome to join us at our monthly story and activity hours from 6 to 7 PM! This month focuses on the endless possibilities for your child to create fun toys and crafts with cardboard, and the book What Is a Box?
DIAPER DRIVE CONTINUES Help support Inyo babies in need! Our summer drive helped several families, so we are continuing to collect diapers of any size, or baby wipes. Donations can be dropped at the 568 W. Line St. office, and groups that are willing to collect diapers from members can
BUILDING BLOCKS PARENT NIGHT Feb 4 is our first session for parents of children ages 0 to 5. 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 NIGHT 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!
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.