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Solano Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

Nonprofit leaders who provide services in Solano County are invited to apply for a sponsorship to attend a four-month program at UC Berkeley Extension in Fundraising and Volunteer Management. The program is being sponsored by a generous grant from Zellerbach Family Foundation with additional funding provided by First 5 Solano and Solano County Health & Social Services. Applications are due to First 5 Solano by 5pm, August 9, 2017.

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July - Sun Safety
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Summer is the perfect time to get outside with your family and create summertime memories. While outdoors this summer, remember to practice sun safety. Use a sunscreen that has a high SPF rating and that is specific for children. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside, even on cloudy days. Also, remember to put sunscreen on ears, feet, and behind the legs (these are spots we tend to forget). Wear light-colored clothing to protect you and your little ones from harmful UV rays. Make sure everyone drinks lots of water to stay hydrated. Set a good example for your kids. Sun safety is important for every member of the family!
                               
The Solano County Fair is right around the corner!

First 5 Solano invites you to visit the "Giant Sandbox" at the Solano County Fair August 2nd-6th. This year, we will be hosting an "under the sea" theme with kids digging for starfish and sea shells on their own private little sandy beach. Free prizes and activities available. Come join us for some fun in the sun!

We are also happy to announce that the First 5 CA Express Tour will be at the Fair on Saturday & Sunday, August 5th & 6th, to "Talk, Read, and Sing" with your kids. Visit this interactive exhibit full of engaging activities including: a "sing-along" station, coloring area, and photo booth. See you at the Fair!!! 

What's New - Pandora Radio

First 5 Solano is excited to announce we are now on Pandora Radio delivering quarterly messages through on-line radio streaming advertisements. The messages target parents with children ages 0-5 in Solano County. Be on the lookout and listen for our summer sun safety message.

                                                             
                   
Help Me Grow - Resource and Referral

Help Me Grow Solano is a community-based resource and referral center that connects families, caregivers and educators to services related to health, development, behavior, and learning in children ages birth through five years, as well as a variety of other community services. Help Me Grow Specialists offer a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, listening, and finding services that are appropriate and available for the child(ren) and family, including follow-up to make sure the services were provided. Help Me Grow Specialists are accessible Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:00 PM by calling the toll-free number (844) 501-KIDS (5437), through
helpmegrowsolano.org, or at Solano Family & Children's Services: (707) 864-4634.



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Commission Meetings 
First 5 Solano holds regular meetings; please click this link for schedule and agenda details.