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First 5 Calaveras partners with local organizations to offer programs that support Calaveras families with young children.

First 5 Funded Programs and Mini-Grants

FY 2023-24 First 5 Calaveras and PCAC Mini-Grants Awarded

5 March 2024

FY 2023-24 First 5 Calaveras and PCAC Mini-Grants Awarded

First 5 Calaveras and the Prevent Child Abuse Calaveras (PCAC) are pleased to announce the following FY 2023-24 Mini-Grant recipients:

Community Mini-Grants ($1,500)

  • Kid’s Day in the Garden (UC Extension Master Gardeners) $1,000
  • Children’s Fair (The Resource Connection) $500

Library Mini-Grants ($3,500)

  • Angels Camp Friends of the Library (Improve Story Time/Children’s area) $500
  • Arnold Friends of the Library (Children’s books) $500
  • Copperopolis Friends of the Library (Storytime revamp) $500
  • Mokelumne Hill Friends of the Library (Musical instruments, craft supplies, printing for advertising) $500
  • San Andreas Friends of the Library (Story Time materials and Early Learning resources) $500
  • Valley Springs Friends of the Library (Children’s Corner upgrade) $500
  • West Point Friends of the Library (Book Buddy event) $500

Play Groups ($6,000)

  • Blue Mountain Coalition Playgroup $2,000
  • Blue Mountain Community Renewal Council - RRF Playgroup $2,000
  • San Andreas Library Playgroup $2,000

Other ($1,000)

  • Amador Calaveras Breastfeeding Coalition (Nursing Nook at Fairgrounds) $500
  • BMCRC-Rail Road Flat Community Center (Baby and Toddler Book Nook) $500

First 5 Calaveras funding is available for activities promoting the health, safety, development, and well-being of Calaveras children from birth through 5 years old and their families. The funding request must support one of the following First 5 Calaveras priority areas:

  • Strong families
  • Children are learning and ready for school
  • Healthy children
  • Systems integration and collaboration

Prevent Child Abuse Council Calaveras Mini-Grants ($1,000)

  • Kid's Day in the Garden (UC Extension Master Gardeners) $500
  • Children’s Fair (The Resource Connection) $500

Prevent Child Abuse funding is for birth to 18 years and must support one or more of the following Strengthening Families Protective Factors, which guide the Council’s Strategic Plan: 

  • Parental Resilience (or Youth Resilience)
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge of Parenting, Child/ Adolescent Development
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Social-Emotional Competence of Children and Youth

Talk Read Sing Calaveras

5 March 2024

Talk Read Sing Calaveras

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Promoting early literacy and books for young children through community partnerships. 

Our Mission

  • Enhance quality interactions between parent and child.
  • Increase the number of quality, age-appropriate books in young children’s homes.
  • Encourage parents and older siblings to read to their child/sibling 15 minutes per day.

The Resource Connection S.A.F.E Self Preschool Program

5 March 2024

The Resource Connection S.A.F.E Self Preschool Program

 

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The Resource Connection Prevention Team visits local preschools to educate young children in regard to personal safety. Puppets, stories, songs, and art are used to engage children in lessons such as car and street safety, safe touch, feelings, kindness, assertiveness, stranger danger, household safety, and getting an adult for help and support. Parents learn safety skills and strategies to use with their child.

 

Little Free Libraries

5 March 2024

Little Free Libraries

Visit our Little Free Libraries throughout Calaveras!

This section is under construction but will be updated soon!
 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - In partner with Calaveras Community Foundation

5 March 2024

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - In partner with Calaveras Community Foundation

 

                                                                       Imagination Library - COMING SOON!

 

Receive a FREE book every month until your child(children)'s 5th Birthday!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Strong Start Calaveras

5 March 2024

Strong Start Calaveras

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A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning programs. This grant-funded program offers incentives for
Calaveras child care sites/homes and teachers for quality improvement and continuing education.

Why does quality matter? Research continues to show that high-quality early learning and care programs have a lifelong, positive impact on young children and their families.

What is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)? Click to learn more:

Click for parent and family info

Click for providers info


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  Click the star to see Participating Strong Start Calaveras sites and Ratings!

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Click the link above to learn more about QRIS efforts in California.

If you are a Calaveras childcare provider, please contact us for more information on how to participate.

CASA & Nexus Youth and Family Services

5 March 2024

CASA & Nexus Youth and Family Services

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The CASA program provided by Nexus Youth and Family Services trains advocates for children 0-5 years old who are dependents of the Court.

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First 5 Calaveras funding is available for activities promoting the health, safety, development, and well-being of Calaveras children from birth through 5 years old and their families.

FY 2023-24 Mini-Grant Final Reports are due June 7, 2024.

FY 2023-24 Mini-Grant Final Report Form Download Final Report Form in MS Word 

FY 2023-24 Mini-Grant Final Report Form (pdf)