May-Mental Health Awareness Month

Parents and family members are usually the first to notice if a child has problems with emotions or behavior. Your observations along with those of teachers and caregivers, can help determine whether you need to seek help for your child. Learn the signs! Act early!

Childhood mental disorders can be treated and managed.

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Children's Mental Health Awareness week May 1 -8, 2019

Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. This week we bring awareness to the causes, risk factors and treatment of childhood mental illness by providing information and supporting solutions that improve access to care.

Among children living below 100% of the federal poverty level, more than 1 in 5 (22%) had a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.

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Mothers' Day May 12, 2019

Mother's day is a way to recognize and honor mother's all around the world.

Celebrate this day by reading some of these great children's books about Moms.

The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing
Five Minutes' Peace by Jill Murphy
Someday by Alison McGhee
If I could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond

Q: Why was the cracker so happy to see his mom on Mother’s Day?
A: Because he had been a wafer so long.

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Memorial Day May 27, 2019

Memorial Day often heralds the arrival of summer and that summer vacation is almost here. But this year, take some time to teach kids about what this holiday actually celebrates: remembering all of the people who have given their lives in service to the United States Armed Forces. Here are a few crafts, recipes and activities to get children into the spirit of the day. They make great activities for early care providers to do with kids, too.

Tie-Dye an American Flag T-Shirt

Make a Patriotic Fruit Pizza Dessert

Q: What is a cow's favorite holiday?
A: Moomorial day

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Q: What is a dentist's favorite dance?
A: The Floss

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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