568 W. Line Street
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TRIPLE P PARENT CLASS - Jan & Feb
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. Also Triple P Parenting Teens will be availabile in March through HHS. Get the Parenting Teens flyer here.
READ & ROMP - Jan 28
Join us the fourth Thursday of every month for free stories, games, and crafts based on a favorite theme. This month we'll be learning about snow and reading The Mitten. RSVP to Melissa at 760-873-4159.
BLOCKS PARENT NIGHT- Feb. 3
Join us in our office for developmental play coaching and toy distribution the first Wednesday of each month! If you would like to benefit from our annual Building Blocks program, schedule a pre-evaluation play session with Jody at 873-6453 to join!
BLOCKS PLAYNIGHT - Feb. 4
Bishop Indian Head Start is collaborating with First 5 Inyo to promote this free monthly developmental play night for families with at least one child from birth to 5.
Whether you are duplo, lego, or still chewing on fabric blocks, come build and play with us the first Thursday of every month at 405 Barlow Ln.
COMMISSION MEETING - Feb 18
The First 5 Inyo Commission usually meets the third Thursday of every month. The public is welcome to join us to share priorities and experiences as we review program and funding decisions at 10 AM at the social services conference room at 912 N. Main St. Please turn in any agenda requests a week prior to the meeting by contacting 873-6453.
COMMISSION VACANCY - Feb 2016
We have a vacant commission seat to fill, and anyone who works in early child health or education is welcome to apply to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors for appointment. Learn more here.
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!
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