Universal Mental Health Screening


Davis Enterprise Article – First 5 program to expand mental health, developmental screenings of young children

A contract approved last month by the Board of Supervisors will provide universal mental health screening to Yolo County parents and their children ages 0-5.

The contract between the county’s Health and Human Services Agency and First 5 Yolo provides $225,000 annually over the next three years for First 5’s “Help Me Grow” program, which has been providing developmental screening and access to services to young children for the past two years.

Read the entire Davis Enterprise article.

Kid Builders Activity App


The Children and Families Commission of Orange County today introduced a free mobile app called “Kid Builders,” an early childhood-development resource packed with activities to help children grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.

New Website


Welcome to our new website!

Should you have any trouble finding resources on our new site please email Sarah Edson at sedson@first5yolo.org. The site is still under construction so please check back for additional updates over the coming months.

Local Newspaper Articles

Davis Enterprise

Daily Democrat

 

Early Start Denver Model


What Is the Early Start Denver Model?

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a comprehensive behavioral early intervention approach for children with autism, ages 12 to 48 months. First 5 Yolo funded an ESDM certification for therapists at Northern California Children’s Therapy Center  in Woodland, where therapists are currently implementing ESDM with young children and have observed significant improvements in outcomes.

The program encompasses a developmental curriculum that defines the skills to be taught at any given time and a set of teaching procedures used to deliver this content. It is not tied to a specific delivery setting, but can be delivered by therapy teams and/or parents in group programs or individual therapy sessions in either a clinic setting or the child’s home.

To find out more, contact the Northern California Children’s Therapy center at 530-668-1010.

Help Me Grow Yolo


Help Me Grow Yolo

Call Help Me Grow toll free at:

1 (844) 410-GROW (4769)

 

Help Me Grow is a free program that connects families to the resources they need to give their kids the best start in life. The program provides free developmental screenings for children 0-5, community resources and activities, games that support growth, and local specialists to support optimal development of Yolo County children.

What is Help Me Grow?

A Parent’s Story

FY16/17 Eval Report


Text4baby


There are a lot of things to remember when you’re pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it’s free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. Text4baby sends personalized messages directly to you, and the texts have information you can trust because they are developed by experts from all over the country. There is also an app that provides additional information about baby’s development, pregnancy, childcare tips, and more.

Text4baby topics include:

  • Nutrition for you and your baby
  • Safe sleep tips
  • Baby’s milestones
  • Signs and symptoms of labor
  • Doctor visit and appointment reminders for you and your baby
  • Breastfeeding advice
  • Car seat safety
  • Information on health insurance
  • Urgent health alerts
  • Resource hotlines and websites

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