Community Stories

July 2021 • Stories
“The simplest moments are often the most powerful.  As June rolled around, our temperatures went soaring into the 100s.  It was pivotal to allow Playgroup to operate indoors for health and…
Baby in high chair with bowl, spoon and food

Family Movie Nights Offer Opportunity for Community, Social-Emotional Learning

June 2022 • Stories
First 5 Humboldt has already sponsored two free Family Movie Nights in partnership with the Arcata Playhouse in their Circus Tent in Arcata. It made…
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IMPACT Participants completed a total of 757.5 Professional Development hours in 2021-2022

June 2022 • Stories
The First-5-California-funded program, Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive (IMPACT) just completed the second year of its grant cycle. The IMPACT program is…
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Engagement Through Music

April 2022 • Stories
A father at a play group came to me after a music session and said he had waited for months for his son to show…
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Advocating for Early Childhood Mental Health

March 2022 • Stories
Earlier this month, First 5 Humboldt Executive Director, Mary Ann Hansen, spoke before the Assembly Budget Subcommittees 1 & 2, and the Select Committee on…
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ACES Grant Funds Books for Belonging

March 2022 • Stories
McKinleyville Family Resource Center staff and Stepping Stone Diversity Consultanting partner, Aristea Saulsbury wrote and are now implementing a First 5 ACES funded grand to…
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First 5 Staff Attend 2022 HOPE Summit

March 2022 • Stories
Many of First 5 Humboldt’s staff attended the virtual 2022 Annual HOPE Summit on March 8, 2022.  Workshops were offered by a wide range of…
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Creating Music Together Supports Connections for Families, Children

March 2022 • Stories
First 5 Humboldt sponsored online music classes for much of the first year of Covid. In July 2021, we had an outdoor music session with…
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Parental Resilience is Key to Thriving Families

February 2022 • Stories
What is Resilience? “Resilience, simply defined, means the ability to recover from difficult life experiences, and often to be strengthened by and even transformed by…
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Early Childhood Education Professional Development

December 2021 • Stories
Helping Hands Grant Childcare Provider Testimonial “When I applied for and received a Helping Hands grant with First 5 Humboldt, it provided me with an…
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