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:
Click on individual listings below to view or print flyers for free events and services throughout Inyo County.
SPECIAL GRANT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2014-2015 Our RFP is available for review below, and all proposals are due Friday, March 14 by Noon. For help developing your idea right away contact Jody at 873-6453 or by email. The First 5 Inyo Commission will vote on grant funding Thursday, April 3 from 8 to 11 AM.
Register to learn easy ways to promote your baby's healthy development and earn a $100 gift card to Vons for class completion. From 6 to 7 Pm at the First 5 office in Bishop March 11, 18, 25 & April 1.
Register to learn easy ways to promote your baby's healthy development and earn a $100 gift card to Vons for class completion. Join is in Rm. 5 at Lo-Inyo Elementary from 5:30 to 6:30 March 13, 20, 27.
CHILDRENS ART DAY - Mar.15 Families with children of all ages will have a blast at this creative collaborative that encourages kids to embrace art and health activities from 9 AM to NOON at the elementary school's BAC on Pine St.
BISHOP READ & ROMP - Mar. 26 Join us for a monthly literacy romp! Our March stories, games and crafts will center on outer space, rockets, and robots so the fun will be out of this world!
Click here to access information about Grants & Funding . The following grants were approved by the Commission and being contracted for FY July 2013-June 2014 right now:
Toiyabe Pediatric Dentist & Free Oral Health Screens for all children (ages 1 to 18) in Inyo County.
Superintendent of Schools Child Development Division Laugh & Learn Family Home Care Quality Improvement and Bookalicious Library Events.
Bishop Indian Head Start Family Resource Center and Family Resource Fun Nights.
Lone Pine School District's Family Resource Center, Read & Romps, & Parent Classes
City of Bishop 0 to 5 Swim Lessons & Active Play Scholarships.
Northern Inyo Hospital lactation training for a staff nurse to provide breastfeeding support.
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 the Onestop Conference Rm in Bishop from 8 to 11 AM on April 3. Please turn in any agenda requests or Strategic Grant applications the week before to ensure inclusion on the agenda.
Click here for a Reading Railroad Map or visit the RR depot at our office on 568 W. Line St. in Bishop to choose from over 2,000 FREE BOOKS! Learn about the importance of early literacy for your child's development with:
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.