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:
Help Discovery Point Preschool and Great Steps Ahead raise funds toward creating an outdoor classroom space at a silent auction at 6 PM at the school.
FIESTA at the FAIRGROUNDS - May 3
The annual Jamboree next door to the Choo Choo Swap meet has a new flavor and focus this year with all kinds of great services being offered for families of all sizes and ages! Come for some great free info, fun, and prizes from 10 to 1 PM!
FIRST 5 COMMISSION MEETING - May 5
Join us from 10 to 11 AM -- our meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here closer to the meeting.
JOINT COMMISSIONS MTNG. - May 15
The Alpine, Inyo, and Mono First 5 County Commissions will be meeting together Thursday May 15 from 1 to 3 PM in Mammoth to promote cooperation and share goals and plans. The public is welcome to attend, as well!
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 10 to 11 AM on May 5. 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.