The next regular meeting will be November 14, 2018. A special meeting will be held on October 24, 2018.
First 5 Modoc is pleased to announce the award of five formal grant programs for the 2018-2019 year:
TEACH, Inc. "School Readiness in State Preschool" - $95,229
TEACH, Inc. "Tulelake/Newell Family Resource Center" - $22,113
Modoc County Public Health "Healthy Beginnings" - $31,380
Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District “Strong Start For Children and Families” - $44,000
Modoc County Office of Education (SELPA) "Early Mental Health" - $26,000
The First 5 Modoc Commission awarded the above programs during their May Commission meeting. Each program and its staff are dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families in Modoc County.
“Current research in brain development clearly indicates the emotional, physical, and intellectual environment a child is exposed to in the early years of life has a profound impact on how the brain is organized. The experiences a child has with respect to parents and caregivers significantly influence how a child will function in school and later in life,” stated Executive Director Amanda Hoy.
“The California Children and Families Act of 1998 (Proposition 10) is designed to provide children prenatal to age five with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services. Through integration of health care, quality child care, parent education and effective intervention programs for families at risk, children and their parents and caregivers will be provided with the tools necessary to foster secure, healthy, and loving attachments. These attachments will lay the emotional, physical and intellectual foundation for every child to enter school ready to learn and develop to their full potential."
Please call (530) 233-7122 or check out our website for more information about our programs and other grant fund opportunities.