Solano Nonprofit Capacity Building Program now accepting applications to participate in the Solano Vision & Impact Cohort Program

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July - Off to a Strong Start

By the time children turn three they have already begun laying the foundation for lifelong learning and success. Everyday experiences shape early learning by providing opportunities to learn how to operate in the world. Through play, babies and toddler explore and make sense of the world around them. Making the most of early learning moments can be the difference between a fragile beginning and a strong school start. Learning Begins at birth through play.

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Independence Day is Thursday July 4th, 2019

Independence Day is celebrated each year in the United States on July 4th and is often referred to as the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July celebrates the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted declaring the United States as an independent country no longer under the rule of Great Britain.There are a lot of ways that people celebrate. Perhaps the most popular is to have a cookout with friends and then view fireworks.

Did you know?

Each year there is a famous hot dog eating contest at Coney Island, New York. Around 40,000 people show up to watch and millions watch it on TV. In 2011 the winner was Joey Chestnut who ate 62 hot dogs in ten minutes.

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Q: Why did the duck say bang?                                             
A: Because he was a firequacker

Parents' Day July 28, 2019

Parent's day is a day that commemorates parents and parent figures (including foster parents, step parents, and adoptive parents) and the important role they play in our lives.

Most of us would be lost without our parents. That’s why it’s good that we have a day set aside especially for them, National Parents’ Day, celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July. Below are some suggestions on how to show them how much they are appreciated:

Call or visit them 
Tell them they were right

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Summer Safety!! 

Now that summer is here and families are spending more time outdoors it's important to keep in mind summer safety! Below are just a few tips to help keep everyone safe and having fun in the sun :

  • Stick to the shade, especially when the sun is strongest- between the hours of 10 am-4 pm
  • Wear sunglasses, a hat and layer with light colored protective clothing.
  • Use the right sunscreen- a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 (up to SPF 50).
  • Follow the leader – Make sure you set a good example for your children by also wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats.
  • Make sun art projects like sun melted crayon art

Q: Why do bananas use sunscreen?
A: Because they peel.

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Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: Write on! 

First 5 Solano Calendar

The 2019 First 5 Solano calendar is now available for distribution. The calendar provides tips for parents and caregivers, as well as recognizes observances for young children. There is also information on how to connect with local community resources to support children and families. We have included a tear out page that can be used to engage children in social emotional learning and a developmental milestones page to help parents monitor their child’s development. This year we included a special character throughout the calendar to encourage parents to interact with their kids all year long. The calendar is FREE for the community and available in English and Spanish.Click on I want to order a calendar or call 707-784-1332 to have calendars delivered directly to your door.

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