Talk Read Sing Time!
From family fun to professional trainings to workshops for parents, we track a variety of events taking place across our county. Please follow us on Facebook to stay in the know!
The Big Latch On! At Sierra Vista...
August 3rd, 2019 - August 3rd, 2019
Join the global gathering to support breastfeeding! Read More ›
Marijuana & Breastfeeding: What's the Big Deal?
August 2nd, 2019 - August 2nd, 2019
Increasing Awareness about the Health Impacts of Cannabis Use Read More ›
Donor Breastmilk Drive
October 12th, 2019 - October 12th, 2019
In Support of Mothers' Milke Bank Read More ›
Fall Birth & Baby Fair at Twin Cities
October 19th, 2019 - October 19th, 2019
One-Stop Shopping for New & Expecting Parents! Read More ›
Enjoy the Arts: Free Family Concert!
July 29th, 2019 - July 29th, 2019
Festival Mosaic Hosts Free Family Concert! Read More ›
Talk.Read.Sing. Time Fridays!
June 11th, 2019 - September 27th, 2019
Interactive fun for the little ones every Friday morning! Read More ›
Summer Meals Program for Children & Teens
June 11th, 2019 - August 16th, 2019
Nutritrious lunches and lots of learning at sites across the county! Read More ›
19 Jul 2019
Talk Read Sing Time!
18 Jul 2019
Talk.Read.Sing Time Announcement!
8 Jul 2019
Mark-it-Down Monday: A FREE concert for the entire family! Festival Mosaic--- guaranteed to strike a chord with all ages! Carnival of the Animals will be presented Monday, July 29th at 11am at Cuesta College. Check out the flyer for more details and info on how to get tickets! 🎼#talkreadsing Festival MozaicCuesta College SLO Movement Arts Center
2 Jul 2019
Tuesday's Takeaway: With cannabis legalization in CA, it is important to know the health impacts of marijuana use for pregnant and parenting families. Join our partners and friends within the public health sector for "Marijuana & Breastfeeding: What's the Big Deal?" Friday, August 2nd from 10-11am at the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Auditorium. Click on the flyer for details on how to RSVP. Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department Sierra Vista Birth CenterSierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1 Jul 2019
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! That's how colleagues and friends describe our July 2019 Hands-on Hero, Laurinda Wagner, representing #7 on our local Children's Bill of Rights: "May we each learn and master ideas and skills in and out of school that inspire us, help us understand and be ready for our place in the world." Her unique approach to reading and imaginative play-- is giving young minds a huge boost during such a critical stage of life and development! Congrats, Laurinda! Cuesta, ECHO and our entire community is fortunate to share in your gifts! #first5slo #handsonheroes San Luis Obispo County Office of Education Cuesta CollegeECHO Homeless Shelter San Luis Obispo Chamber of CommercePaso Robles Chamber of Commerce ShareSLO Raising A Reader National First 5 CaliforniaFirst 5 Association of California https://youtu.be/g7KWaIWWU_I
27 Jun 2019
😊🎉 Thankful Thursday.
20 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
What's Up? Wednesday: Our local childcare challenge--gaining more traction-- that hopefully leads to action! If you missed the clip on KVEC Radio yesterday, hit play to hear more about the critical issue in our communities that prompted a full house for our "Where's the Care?" Town Hall last month! http://www.920kvec.com/2019/06/18/hometown-radio-06-18-19-5p-guest-host-dan-shadwell-talks-about-childcare-shortage-in-slo/ #wheresthecare #childcarechallenge #wearethecare Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.
18 Jun 2019
Advocacy in Action: In case you missed the Town Hall last month--- the compelling case for why it's important that all of us work together to Tackle Our Local Child Care Challenge! Hit play to hear just a few voices from our community, committed to helping find answers for "Where's the Care?" Be sure to tune in and/or call in TONIGHT, Tuesday, June 18th from 5-7pm on the Dave Congalton Show on KVEC Radio, where the conversation continues! #strongfamilies #wheresthecare #childcarechallenge https://youtu.be/4kywoxmb8ZM https://www.920kvec.com/show/dave-congalton-hometown-radio/ Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Cuesta College San Luis Obispo County Office of Education Child Care Resource Connection, Community Action Partnership of SLO Center for Family Strengthening Parents Helping Parents of SLOTolosa Children's Dental Center San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Trust Automation Parent Connection of San Luis Obispo County - sloparents.org United Way of San Luis Obispo County First 5 California First 5 Association of California City of San Luis Obispo Government County of San Luis Obispo Government
13 Jun 2019
Thankful Thursday: Well this is exciting! A win for dads-- a win for families! 💗 https://ksby.com/news/2019/06/12/pampers-aims-to-add-changing-tables-to-5000-mens-restrooms-in-us-canada
12 Jun 2019
What’s Up?! Wednesday: More on the free summer meals program for children and teens in our communities! #2 on the Children’s Bill of Rights for SLO County... eating healthy & plentiful meals each day! 🥘 🍎 🍞 🥕 https://ksby.com/news/local-news/2019/06/11/morro-bay-library-kick-off-summer-lunch-program-with-free-barbecue County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries ShareSLO Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County
11 Jun 2019
A great way to combine a nutritious lunch and lots of learning! FREE summer meals-- at locations across San Luis Obispo County! AND in conjunction with the Library's reading program! Check out the links for times, locations and various activities. NO registration or sign-up necessary. https://www.healslo.com/free-summer-meals-2019/ https://www.slolibrary.org/index.php/kids/kids-summer-reading
6 Jun 2019
TOMORROW: Serious Food for Thought on Talk.Read.Sing. Time Friday. June 7th is Hunger Awareness Day, and as our Children’s Bill of Rights states…”May we each.. eat healthy and plentiful meals every day”. Join us, along with @slofoodbank Chief Executive Officer Kevin Drabinski, at 7:30am on Instagram Live! We'll be serving up a hearty helping of community-focused conversation, fun stories and songs. And check out slofoodbank.org for how you can become a hunger hero! IG handle @first5slocounty https://instagram.com/first5slocounty?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1rwt2chos2iut Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County ShareSLO #hungerawarenessday2019 #feedslocounty #slocounty #support #hungerheroes #fighthunger #alleviatehunger #talkreadsing #children #families #childrensbillofrights #first5 #slocounty #shareslo
6 Jun 2019
This is everything. 🥰💗😍 #talkreadsing Hit play for a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.complex.com/life/2019/06/the-internet-is-gushing-over-this-dad-talking-to-his-baby
5 Jun 2019
Hooray for home literacy habits! Celebrating young readers who are in for life-long learning, imagination and adventure! 🎓📚 https://ksby.com/news/local-news/2019/06/05/raising-a-reader-celebrations-encourage-young-children-to-explore-their-love-of-books
4 Jun 2019
You're welcome. Hit play and prepare for your heart to melt. Like a milkshake on a hot day!... We give you the milkshake song & dance by Bauer Speck Early Learning Center's enthusiastic new Raising-A-Reader graduates, who received their certificates and library cards today! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Paso Robles Schools Raising A Reader National #first5slo #earlyliteracy #books #raisingareader
31 May 2019
There's still time to become part of the First 5 Family! We're seeking three Community-At-Large Commissioners! Deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 4th at 5pm! Click on the link for info-- and/or go directly to our website to learn more and apply! https://www.first5slo.org/who-we-are.php
31 May 2019
See this quiet hero? 👀 👓 For nearly twenty years, Dr. Dan Hile has kept his focus on the vision health of children in our communities! We're inching into June with accolades for the kind of work that has helped to ensure thousands of little ones have healthy sight and are better equipped to learn in school! First 5 is a proud funder of screenings and referrals for kiddos 0-5-- catching any developmental delays or disorders early on-- and preventing bigger problems down the road! Hit play for an eyeful of awesomeness. 😊 #healthykids #first5 #visionscreenings #handsonheroes First 5 California First 5 Association of California ShareSLO San Luis Obispo County Office of Education Optometric Care Associates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2GVbJPuZOI&t=15s
30 May 2019
The bases are loaded for tomorrow’s Talk.Read.Sing. Time Friday— live on our Instagram! SLO Blues player #36 Sage Pera Sage Pera Baseball is about to knock it out of the park for early literacy & family fun— right before we host Talk.Read.Sing. Night at Saturday’s game! ⚾️Join Sage and Jason to hear all about it at 7:30AM tomorrow! IG handle @first5slocounty https://instagram.com/first5slocounty?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1rwt2chos2iut #talkreadsing #playball #baseball #sagepera #sloblues #shareslo #takemeouttotheballgame #kids #family #fun #books #reading San Luis Obispo Blues
30 May 2019
Thankful Thursday: grateful for a wonderful visit and 3-stop tour today with First 5 California Executive Director Camille Maben! Always proud to highlight the important, tireless work our funded partners do each and every day in the effort to give children the best possible start in life! #first5slo #healthykids #strongfamilies ☺️ First 5 California First 5 Association of California Tolosa Children's Dental Center Raising A Reader National Parents Helping Parents of SLO Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.ShareSLO San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries County of San Luis Obispo Government San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
30 May 2019
Government representatives, business leaders, early education providers, parents and more!!!! All were at the table last night to take the first steps toward solving the child care challenge in SLO County! Thank you for reigniting a galvanized voice to make young children and families a priority in our local communities. #wheresthecare #connectedcommunity #first5slo https://youtu.be/fwH_7WJbqI4 First 5 California First 5 Association Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.Cal Poly ASICuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
29 May 2019
29 May 2019
Where's The Care Live Stream
29 May 2019
Where's the Care live stream begins at 4:40 today! Hope to see you soon! #wheresthecare
28 May 2019
Live Stream Town Hall! We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for the Where’s the Care Town Hall Event. For those of you that can’t make it in person (Event is Sold Out!) We will Live Stream the Where’s the Care Town Hall plenary session and maybe the closing session as well. Look for our live stream here tomorrow (May 29) at 4:40PM. Let us know your thoughts, concerns, ideas, and solutions in the comments during the stream! Remember, sharing is caring, so if you post on social media about the event, please use the hashtag #wheresthecare. Please tag someone you think might be interested in watching online. Thank you!