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Solano Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

Nonprofit leaders who provide services in Solano County are invited to apply for a sponsorship to attend a four-month program at UC Berkeley Extension in Fundraising and Volunteer Management. The program is being sponsored by a generous grant from Zellerbach Family Foundation with additional funding provided by First 5 Solano and Solano County Health & Social Services. 

Applications are due to First 5 Solano by 5pm, August 9, 2017.

Click here for more information, application instructions, and attachments.

August - Benefits of Breastfeeding
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August is National Breastfeeding Month. Breastfeeding offers many benefits for both mom and baby. Breastmilk provides the ideal nutrition for infants and it is free! It has the perfect combination of vitamins, protein, and fat, making it everything your baby needs to grow and learn.

FREE Breastfeeding Support is Available:
Women are able to meet one-on-one with a Lactation Consultant to get help with their breastfeeding needs and find out if they're eligible for WIC.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2101 Courage Dr, Fairfield
Lactation Office 206
For more information please contact:
Alyssa Perry, IBCLC
(707) 784-2137

August is Child Support Awareness Month

Solano County Department of Child Support Services celebrates August as Child Support Awareness Month, and this year the Departments of Child Support Services honors those parents who make the effort to be an exceptional example in the lives of their children with the theme: GIVE THEM SOMETHING GREAT TO IMITATE.
Children imitate the actions of those around them. From a young age, children observe the way parents behave, the decisions they make, how they solve problems, and the dedication they show to their family and friends. Solano County Department of Child Support Services is proud to assist parents in setting positive examples that their children will emulate and pass on to future generations.

Solano County Department of Child Support Services is holding several events throughout the county to promote awareness of Child Support Services:

8/12/17 - Backpack Giveaway @ St. Mark Lutheran Church in Fairfield 9a-1p

8/19/17 - Hog August Bites in Downtown Rio Vista 10a-6p

8/19/17 & 8/20/17 - Tomato Festival in Downtown Fairfield; SAT 10a-7p, SUN 12n-5p

8/31/17 - Free SCOOPS at selected Baskin Robbins locations in Benicia, Dixon, & Vacaville (Creekside Center) 3p-7p (donated by the employees of Solano Co. DCSS

For more information call 1(866) 901 3212 or visit:

What's New - Save the Date:

Early Childhood Education Conference

September 23, 2017

8:00 AM TO 2:30 PM
Solano Community College
For more information, contact:

Plan now to join early care and education professionals for an exciting, fun-filled day of learning, networking, vendor exhibits, & giveaways!
Help Me Grow - Resource and Referral

Help Me Grow Solano is a community-based resource and referral center that connects families, caregivers and educators to services related to health, development, behavior, and learning in children ages birth through five years, as well as a variety of other community services. Help Me Grow Specialists offer a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, listening, and finding services that are appropriate and available for the child(ren) and family, including follow-up to make sure the services were provided. Help Me Grow Specialists are accessible Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:00 PM by calling the toll-free number (844) 501-KIDS (5437), through, or at Solano Family & Children's Services: (707) 864-4634.

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Commission Meetings 
First 5 Solano holds regular meetings; please click this link for schedule and agenda details.