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Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs can include everything from physical abuse and neglect to mental illness and household dysfunction. The ability of a child to adapt and overcome these experiences is called resilience. The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with supportive parent, caregiver or adult.
More on ACEs and Resilience
Early Identification and Intervention
Families can wait months or years from the time they suspect their child has a developmental delay to the time they are screened or receive services. A new flowchart from First 5 Center for Children's Policy helps families, agencies, and policy makers understand the available paths to getting support. Click below for an online screening and/or access to the interactive flowchart.
Are you a parent who wants to do a developmental screening? Click here
to complete a developmental screening online through Help Me Grow Solano Visit the interactive flowchart
Vallejo First 5 Center
*Classes are held indoors in small groups in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. Masks are required for adults and for children over 2 years of age. English Preference Sheet
Are you and the kids ready to get out of the house yet? The Vallejo First 5 Center offers free classes for you and your child(ren) ages 0-5! *Classes run from November-December and are always completely free. Click on the button below to see what fun classes they have for families! Or call 707-784-1240 for connection to resources such as diapers, and produce.
Spanish Preference Sheet
How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year
Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate together. But this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for celebrating the holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic that'll make it look very different from what we're used to. The CDC's considerations include avoiding travel and large gatherings. But that doesn't mean our annual day of thanks has to be a bore — there are many ways to celebrate without putting yourself or others at risk.
First 5 Solano holds regular meetings; please click this link for schedule and agenda details. First 5 Solano Commission Meeting
December 1, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
3375 Sonoma Boulevard, Suite 30, Vallejo, CA 94590 (public access limited, see remote access options on agenda)