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First 5 & UCR Partner to Ease Pediatrician ShortageThe Riverside County Children and Families Commission and the University of California-Riverside School of Medicine are partnering to address the critical need for pediatric care that challenges hundreds of families with young children. Commissioners approved funding so UCR can create a prevention-based pediatric residency, research and loan-to-scholarship programs over the next four years to encourage students to train and stay as primary care pediatricians in Riverside County.
New Early Care & Education Grantees Announced
Twenty-four center-based and child care home programs throughout Riverside County are set to receive grant funding from First 5 Riverside to increase affordable child care and the quality of early learning services.
New Child Signature Program LaunchedFirst 5 Riverside is excited to participate in the First 5 California Child Signature Program, a statewide effort to increase the quality of early care and education. Currently, First 5 Riverside has collaborated with 34 preschool classrooms in Riverside County for training and technical assistance with instructional strategies, social emotional development and parent involvement.
Growing Healthy Minds Campaign RecognizedFirst 5 Riverside's Growing Healthy Minds Campaign, which is focused on providing social emotional development support, resources and services, won two MarCom Awards and a PRSA-LA PRism Award.
Children Now, a leading, nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy development and advocacy organization, released its 2012 California County Scorecard, an interactive Online report on the well-being of children in every California county.
California Children's Well-Being Report Released
FREE Kit for New Parents Available in English & SpanishAre you pregnant with your first child or have you just had your first baby? Get this free Kit for New Parents filled with colorful and informative books, a DVD and more created by First 5 California. Just call First 5 Riverside at 800-266-3880 to have one shipped your house today.
It's not easy finding the right child care, health service or early education opportunity for your little one. To help you on your journey, see the 2012-2013 First 5 Riverside service directory, get links to resources OR call 2-1-1 for services in your neighborhood are also available.
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