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November 2021 • Stories
The experiences that a child has in their first five years of life are pivotal for lifelong health and wellbeing. The science clearly shows that positive relationships and protective factors can…
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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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