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 2014-19 Strategic Plan

 

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        CONTACTS:

               First 5 Inyo County

               568 W. Line Street

               Bishop, CA 93514

                EMAIL:  jveenker@inyocounty.us

                PHONE: 760-873-6453
               

Upcoming Events

Click on individual listings below to view or print flyers for free events and services throughout Inyo County.

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.

 

                                        

Link to Grants and Funding Page

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 jveenker@inyocounty.us.

 

  

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 

          

Link to Minutes and Agendas Page

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

 

Link to Media Releases

Rethink Your Drink!
Reconsidre Su Bebida!

                  

       

        Parent Tools (English)

        Parent Tools (Spanish)

        Beverage Suggestions

    English Poster or Spanish Poster

 

 

Link to About Us Page
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 here for information regarding Contacting Us, Commissioners, Staff, Mission, Vision, & Goals, CCFC Background, 2014-19 Strategic Plan, & Bylaws.

 

Reading Railroad

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:

Engaging Your Baby with Books

Reading Tips for Babies

Reading Tips for Toddlers

Reading Tips for Preschoolers

Book Suggestions by Age Range

The history of how our program has grown is illustrated in these yearly reports:

2010-2013 Reach Out & Read

2009-2010 Reach Out & Read

2008-2009 Reach Out & Read

2007-2008 Reach Out & Read

 

General Parent Info
Parenting Education
Monthly First 5 Developmental Play

Clothes/Toy Exchange
Bishop Park Playgroup Contacts
Incarcerated Parent Support
s

24/7 Dad Fatherhood Challenge
10 Ways to Be a Better Dad

Daddy's Toolkit Babycare DVD

Also, all 5 Inyo County libraries have been equipped with birthing, baby- proofing your home, and other resource DVDs & books that you can check out for free with a library card.

Online Baby Resource Links:

Expectant Parents
Create a Family Pregnancy Journal

Baby’s First Year Instructional Videos
Breastfeeding Information
Breastfeeding Problems & Solutions
Introducing Solid Foods
Tips for SoothingYour Baby

Car Seat Safety & Installation

Online Toddler Resource Links:

Developing Sense of Self

Building Self Awareness

Teaching About Emotions
Self Care and Daily Routines
Developmental Play
Suggested Toddler Activities

 

Online Pre-K Resource Links:

Love & Logic for Early Childhood
Positive Discipline Tips
Behavior Management
Tools of the Mind Cognitive Strategies
List of Blogs with tips for incorporating
math, science, & literacy into daily play

 

Link to Resources Page
Click here for First 5 California Parent Resources and here for County & State Resources.

If you are expecting a baby, or have a newborn, call us for a New Parent Kit. You can also stop by our office at 568 W. Line Street, across from the post office, for child development info or to watch Parenting DVDs.

Pregnancy Tips in English / Spanish

Breastfeeding Tips English /Spanish


Link to Projects Page

 

 TURN OFF TV and...
    

      

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.

1) F.U.N. Team - The F.amilies U.nderstanding N. utrition & fitness Team is a volunteer group dedicated to promoting early child health. Join the F.U.N. Team and help us develop strategies to help families stay fit!

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.

Past topics include :

importantance of fatherhood stats

autism test interventions

outdoor preschool movement

Inyo kids lack early oral exams

child obesity linked to cavities

feel good foods
breast milk differs day to night

advances in autism

strategies for picky eaters

prenatal food predisposition

motor skill development

snacking suggestions

what is early literacy
healthy halloween alternatives

3) Other F.U.N. Team Resources include activities and food suggestions:

Dad-Oriented Recipes

Summer Recipes

Healthy Recipes 2011

Healthy Recipes 2010

Healthy Recipes 2009

Snack Central

Active Summer Games

                 

 

 
 
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