568 W. Line Street
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CANCELED BABY UNIVERSITY - NOV. 23
Due to no registrants this month, the Nov. 23 seminar is canceled. This 2 hour seminar is available every other month and focuses optimal development in the first 3 years of a baby's life. Free to all new and expectant parents, this seminarwill be offered again in Feb 2016, and you can sign up for the upcoming class at anytime by calling 873-6453.
HOLIDAY PARENT SHOP - DEC. 4-24
Low-income parents with a child ages 0 to 5 are invited to visit our parent “pop up” toy shop in December. Come to the First 5 Inyo office at 568 W. Line Street between Dec. 4th and 24th during business hours on weekdays to select a free toy to gift to your child or children. Call Jody at 760-873-6453 with questions, or if you need special accommodation due to your work schedule. Happy Holidays to All!
POLAR EXPRESS PJ PARTY - DEC. 9
If you have a child from birth to 5, then your entire family is invited to climb aboard our holiday party Wednesday December 9 at 6 PM. The Senior Center at the back of Bishop City Park will be a winter train depot where we’ll gather for games before settling down to snacks and a movie! Remember the Polar Express picks up passengers in their pajamas, so kids can come in their favorite PJs with pillows, sleeping bags, or blankets to get cozy in as they enjoy the film. Please RSVP for your free tickets to Jody at 873-6453, or email email@example.com.
TRIPLE P PARENT CLASS - JAN 2016
Parents of children from birth to age 12 will benefit from this free 8-week course on Tuesday nights. Learn to improve your relationship with your child, encourage them more, manage their misbehavior, and to plan for a bright future! Call 873-6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
DONATE TO DIAPER DRIVE
We distribute donated diapers of all sizes to help families in need. Please call Jody at
873-6453 if you have some extras to pass on! Right now we are low on sizes 4 & 5, and wipes!
The First 5 Inyo Commission has decided to focus on funding Family Strengthening and Early Child Health programs as primary goals until 2020.
Under the goal area of Child Health:
-Northern Inyo Hospital was approved for a grant from 2015 to 2018 to support early birth and breastfeeding supports at their campus. Contracting is currently under way for both birthing classes and a breastfeeding support group that the hospital will offer.
-Early childhood educators, caregivers, health providers, and families are all welcome to participate in our free online Inyo Ages & Stages screening network that is being developed too.
Under the goal area of Family Strengthening:
-First 5 Inyo is also sponsoring the development of a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) network to offer community wide parenting education. Agencies who want to participate in training and support are welcome to contact 873-6453.
-Early literacy is a primary predictor of a host of lifelong benefits, both for individual children and the communties they will contribute to in their lifetime. To learn more about our Reach Out and Read, Raising A Reader, and early language acquisition programs email email@example.com.
Five Protective Factors
You can get information about the 5 Protective Factors Framework to help prevent child abuse and neglect in our community below:
First 5 Inyo Protective Factors
Inyo Families United Network
Also visit this local resource guide for contact info to supports in each of the 5 protective factors categories:
Local Resource Guide
Our next regular Commission meeting will be Thursday January 21, 2016 at the One Stop conference room in Bishop at 10 AM. to review our annual audit for approval.
Minutes for November Consent Agenda approval:
October Special Review Mtng
October Commission Mtng
September Commission Mtng
You can access our updated 2014-19 Strategic Plan or click below on the First 5 Inyo Annual Report presentation you'd like to review:
First 5 Inyo Annual Report 2013-14
Family Intake Form Results 2009-2014
Synthesis of Strategies & Sustainability