New Request for Proposals- First 5 Center (Operator)

First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission is seeking proposals from a qualified organization to partner with the Commission to operate a First 5 Center (F5C) in Vallejo

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    January-Physical Health

    Nowadays even young children may spend hours every day in front of a computer screen or watching TV. Too much screen time and not enough physical activity add to the problem of childhood obesity. Toddlers and preschool children should play actively several times a day. Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips for raising fit kids:

    • Toddlers should get at least 60 minutes active play every day and preschoolers should have at least 120 minutes active play every day.
    • Participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities with your kids such as follow the leader or hide and seek.
    • Be active together as a family.

    Physical health is the foundation that allows young children to learn, grow, and master new skills and abilities.

    National Birth Defects Prevention Month

    January is Birth Defects Prevention Month. The theme for 2019 is “Best for You. Best for Baby.” We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by doing what you can to be your healthiest self, both before and during pregnancy. Below are just a few tips to get you and your baby off to a healthy start:

    • Book a visit with your healthcare provider before stopping or starting any medicine.
    • Become up-to-date with all vaccines, including the flu shot.
    • Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight.
    • Boost your health by avoiding harmful substances during pregnancy, such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

    Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was a Baptist minister, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and civil rights leader who championed justice and equality. The third Monday in January is recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was that the inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the color of their skin. This day is not only a holiday but is also recognized as a day of service.

    Below are some books and activities you might want to read or do to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:

    • Watch the video “Our Friend Martin” with your kids.
    • Start a discussion about how we are all the same and yet all different.
    • Have your kids finish the “I have a Dream” speech with dreams of their own future.
    Read some books about MLK and equality:

    A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
    Dear Dr. King: Letters from Today's Children to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka

    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.

    Resource Spotlight

    Vibe Solano invites you to join them in their efforts to be well and to maximize the health of our communities. Community health is a collaborative effort with a gathering of community partners, including you. We welcome your input and encourage you to get involved – for a vibrant, healthy Solano! Vibe Solano offers programs and classes to promote healthy communities such as:

    • Access to Healthy Food and Beverages
    • Injury Prevention
    • Active Living
    • Oral Health

      Vibe Solano is a bureau of the Solano County Public Health Division, Health and Social Services Department, Solano County.

      For more information visit