Welcome to First 5 Solano

First 5 Solano Calendar Now Available
We are delighted to introduce the 2016 First 5 Solano Calendar! The calendar is FREE and is available in English and Spanish. The calendar has monthly tips for parents and caregivers and includes information about community resources and helping your family prepare for an emergency.  We hope you have a safe and happy New Year!
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First 5 Solano now accepting proposals for Family Strengthening

First 5 Solano is now accepting proposals for Family Strengthening services for FY2016-2018. Applications must be received by March 7, 2016.  There will be an informational applicants conference on February 16, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.; See the complete RFP for more information.

RFP 2016-01 Packet (pdf)      RFP 2016-01 Attachment A-Application      RFP 2016-01 Attach B-Joint Agency Form


First 5 Solano now accepting applications for Pre-Kindergarten Academies        
First 5 Solano is now accepting applications for Pre-Kindergarten Academies for FY2016-18.  Applications must be received by March 2, 2016.  There will be an optional applicant workshop on January 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM.  See the complete RFA for more information.

RFA 2016-02 (pdf)      RFA 2016-02 Application   Applicant Workshop Q & A    Attach A: County Contract Ex. C  
     
Show off their smiles!
Tooth decay ranks as the highest chronic illness among California children.  Developing good dental health habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits help children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums and can help a child’s overall wellness.
 
The best way to prevent children from getting cavities is by having them brush regularly! Tooth brushing can start as soon as the first tooth appears.  Only water and a soft brush should be used until the age of two and then fluoride toothpaste can be added. 
    
A child’s first dentist appointment can be made when they get their first tooth or have their first birthday!  Limiting access to sugary drinks including juices and encouraging children to drink water can also help prevent cavities.

Check out these resources!

National Dental Health Month and Give Kids a Smile
Healthy Nutrition for Health Teeth
Healthy Dental Habits from the American Dental Association
California Dental Association First Smiles Program




Help Me Grow Solano "One Call. That's All"
Help Me Grow Solano is a collaborative partnership of all First 5 Solano funded programs and other community partners serving children and families from birth through age 5 in Solano County.  Help Me Grow Solano provides a central point of access for services, healthcare provider outreach, community outreach, data collection, and outcomes. It's often difficult and time consuming for parents to search for programs to address the unique needs of their children. Help Me Grow Solano is the simple solution that connects babies, young children, and their families to program and services throughout Solano County. Help Me Grow does not provide direct services, but their goal is to assist families in getting connected to the services that they need.