6/22 The infant formula supply chain problems have affected all consumers, including California families using WIC benefits to purchase formula. WIC families unable to find their regular formula can temporarily mix and match over 100 formulas found in the lists on this site. Please contact your local WIC office if you have any questions about your new options. This is the latest information and connect California families to helpful resources. Multi-language: Spanish
3/21 Programs like Medicaid, CHIP, ACA Marketplace Coverage, School Breakfast & Lunch, WIC and SNAP (“food stamps”) help your children lead healthier lives. You may have questions about whether your child’s use of these health and nutrition programs will affect your
immigration status or your application for a green card. This document provides answers to frequently asked questions to help you make good decisions for your family. Key Words: Public Charge
2/25/22 More than one in 330 children in the state have lost at least one of their caretakers to Covid-19, a disease that has now killed more than 928,000 people nationwide.
Loss is crushing for anyone, but the death of a parent or guardian carries potentially lifelong impacts for children ” and could very well be one of the most enduring consequences of this pandemic.
12/29/21 Ji-Young, a guitar-playing Korean American character, will bring rock music and conversations about racism to the long-running children’s show starting on Thanksgiving Day.
A Family Calming Kit is a set of tools that supports children and families with understanding and regulating emotions and lowering feelings of stress. By using the Family Calming Kit, children develop and understanding of their feelings to be better prepared to engage with others and learn in school. To register and schedule a time to pick up a calming kit, please call 1-888-479-0837.
11/23/21 The expanded child tax credits are working to help families make ends meet and experience less stress, a new survey shows.
As part of the American Rescue Plan, Congress expanded the child tax credit in March 2021. Since July, the IRS has been providing cash benefits to most households with children, including some of the country’s poorest families.
Now, given sufficient time to study this effort, a survey by the Center for Law and Social Policy found that the enhanced child tax credit made a difference for many parents and children. Many Latinos and other families of color benefitted, but many immigrants also were left out.
11/3/21 SCC is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only option for this newly approved age group, which numbers just over 167,000 members of our community. All children ages 5-11 who sign up for an appointment are eligible.
Parents and guardians should visit www.sccfreevax.org to sign up for an appointment or to find a convenient drop-in location. Vaccines for children ages 5-11 are smaller doses and specially formulated. Families are also encouraged to check with their primary care physician or their local pharmacy about vaccine appointments for children. Multi-language:
provides every family with the information they need to access high-quality early care and education that meets their specific preferences. The R&R also supports the full variety of early care and education providers in the county with access to a system that aids their programmatic and financial success.
Check the Family FAQ |for more information. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
10/28/21 On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee recommended that the agency authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11. That approval could come any day now”listen closely, and you may hear a collective sigh of relief emanating from millions of parents.
But not everyone is celebrating: Anti-vaccine activists are already planting seeds of doubt. Among disinformation experts, there’s a strategy called “prebunking””basically, educating people about the kinds of rumors they can expect to encounter. It’s like, well, an immunization”but for disinformation. In that spirit, here are five claims that anti-vaxxers are already making, along with the reasons they’re wrong.
Learn types of clothing with this bilingual children’s picture dictionary. Free download in:
English/Afrikaans, English/Albanian, English/Amharic, English/Arabic Egyptian, English/Arabic Formal, English/Arabic Gulf, English/Arabic Levantine, English/Arabic Maghrebi, English/Armenian, English/Azerbaijani, English/Basque, English/Belarusian, English/Bengali, English/Bosnian, English/Bulgarian, English/Burmese (Myanmar),
English/Catalan, English/Chinese Mandarin, Traditional, English/Chinese Simplified Mandarin, English/Chinese Traditional Cantonese, English/Chinese Traditional Mandarin (Taiwan), English/Croatian, English/Czech, English/Danish, English/Dari, English/Dutch,English/Estonian, English/Finnish, English/Flemish (Belgian), English/French, English/French Canadian, English/Georgian, English/German, English/Greek, English/Gujarati, English/Haitian Creole, English/Hebrew, English/Hindi, English/Hungarian, English/Icelandic, English/Indonesian, English/Irish Gaelic, English/Italian, English/Japanese, English/Kannada, English/Kazakh, English/Khmer, (Cambodian), English/Korean, English/Kurdish, English/Lao (Laotian), English/Latvian, English/Lithuanian, English/Macedonian, English/Malay, English/Malayalam, English/Maltese, English/Marathi, English/Mongolian, English/Nepali
English/Norwegian, English/Pashto, English/Persian (Farsi), English/Polish, English/Portuguese (Brazil)
English/Portuguese (Portugal), English/Punjabi
English/Romanian, English/Russian, English/Serbian Cyrillic, English/Serbian Latin, English/Slovak, English/Slovenian (Slovene), English/Shanghainese
English/Sinhala, English/Somali, English/Spanish (Castilian), English/Spanish (Latin America), English/Swahili, English/Swedish, English/Swiss, French, English/Swiss German, English/Swiss Italian,
English/Tagalog, English/Thai, English/Tamil,
English/Telugu, English/Tigrinya, English/Turkish,
English/Ukrainian, English/Urdu, English/Uzbek,
English/Vietnamese, English/Welsh, English/Xhosa, English/Yoruba, English/Zulu
Many children don’t have adult supervision 100% of the time. Parents and caregivers have jobs, errands, and other responsibilities that require them to leave their kids home alone some of the time.
Emergencies and no-notice disasters can happen during these gaps in supervision. Here are some practical skills you can teach, and conversations you can have, to prepare them to be home alone.
At your local FIRST 5 Family Resource Centers.
-Diapers & Wipes
Call 1-877-464-0244 to register.
SCC First 5 Family Resource Center Locations Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
2/25/21 Opening up opportunities for children to get involved can make a tremendous difference to their recovery by increasing feelings of solidarity, empowerment, and interconnection. Still, the knowledge, creativity, energy, enthusiasm, and social networks that children have to offer could be better used.
We have consistently found that during times of crisis, children want to help. When they are given the opportunity, there are many things that they can do to support adults, other children, and themselves. We are now seeing evidence of this in the Covid-19 pandemic as well, although there has been little public discussion of it.
1990 Recognizing that the United Nations has, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Human Rights, proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,
Recalling that, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has proclaimed that childhood is entitled to special care and assistance,
Created by the Family Guidance and Bereavement Program, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Need help paying for child care: California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP):
The family must be income eligible and children must be under 13 years of age or have exceptional needs. Our staff assist families in identifying child care and other community services that meet the specific needs of the child and family. Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian
CommonLit is a nonprofit on a mission to ensure that all children have the reading and writing skills to succeed in college and beyond.
CommonLit’s free lessons exist in both a printable and digital format. As a parent, you have complete flexibility to assign lessons to your child digitally or print them out for your child to complete on paper as you see fit.
Key Words: Literacy
This coaching eHandbook provides a step-by-step teaching tool that any caring adult can use to teach vital “People Safety” skills to prepare children and teens to take charge of their emotional and physical safety, increase their confidence, and develop healthy relationships. These are skills that last a lifetime. Offered free during the COVID-19 Crisis $19.95 later. Multi-language: – English, Spanish, Arabic
Teachers and parents, we’ve pulled together a collection of lesson plans and activities that you can adapt for at-home learning. You’ll find a variety of materials for different grade levels, subjects and levels of independence, but what they all share is our mission of developing the problem-solvers of tomorrow. Key Words: Education, children, Multi-language:
The Inclusion Support WarmLine (408) 453-6651, Offers FREE individualized supports for parents, teachers, and community members working with children who have disabilities and other needs. Offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese (and other languages as needed). Contact Warmline: WarmlineRemoteLearning@sccoe.org Multi-language:
Key Words: Children, education, special needs, AFN, Inclusion Collaborative
1/6/22 The CDC has published Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs to support planning, preparation, and response to COVID-19. Includes Checklists, Protocols for Cleaning, Supplemental Guidance For Child Care Programs That Remain Open, Facts about COVID-19 for discussions with children
Manuela Molina created this short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. This resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. Print this material so children can draw on it. Emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo’s anxiety all over the world. Multi-language: English, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonedian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Key Words: Pandemic flu, mental health, disaster
4/19 Early childhood programs play an important role in the lives of young children and their families. But in our current immigration policy climate, families across the country are questioning whether it’s safe to attend or enroll.
Providers can take steps to protect families’ safety and privacy by implementing policies that designate their facilities as a safe space from immigration enforcement.
This guide from CLASP explains federal agency guidance related to “sensitive locations” provides information about designing and implementing “safe space” policies, and includes sample policy text that early childhood providers can adapt for their programs. Key Words:RRN
Printable ID Cards from the CDC to be completed and carried in children’s backpacks. It is important to have your emergency contact information with you in case of an emergency. Key Words: Disaster
This book from BRYC contains a Special Focus on Female Genital Cutting (FGC). It is intended for mothers and daughters or caregivers of girls to read through and talk about together. This can help girls and their caregivers understand each other better and strengthen their relationships. This is especially important as you transition into a new culture and as girls transition from childhood to womanhood. Key Words: Children, Refugee Multi-language: Somali
2019 The Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation has partnered with Common Sense Media, the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, to create this resource. It was created to be a resource that recognized that technology will be used with young children in today’s complex world of different household makeups – from multiple generations living under the same roof, to single parents working more than one job, to stay-at-home parents caring for multiple children all day long, to friends and relatives acting as a child’s primary caregiver .
We recognize that the confusion and challenges surrounding using technology with young children (for the purpose of this guide, from birth through age 8) vary widely depending on the child’s age, so we divided the guide into sections based on age brackets: 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8.
Focus on immigrant and refugee parents raising children from prenatal to age 5. Provides families with information about healthy development, early learning, school readiness and family engagement. Published by Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS). Multi-language: Arabic, Nepali, Somali & Spanish Key Words:
Patient education handouts for families coping with fear of deportation.
From the Florida State University Center for Child Stress and Health – part of the Immigrant Child Health Toolkit. Multi-language:
Patient Handout English |
Patient Handout – Spanish |
Patient Handout – Creole
Affect Expression Tool – Spanish |
Affect Expression Tool – ENGLISH
Key Words: Mental Health, Children, Undocumented, Trauma
Find information on everything regarding the virus: shelter-in-place; food distribution; family needs such as diapers, formula, and calming kits; learning at home for kids; financial relief information; and housing resources.
ICAN Social Programs
To engage and inspire Vietnamese Americans to make a difference in their lives, families and communities through culturally competent social programs. First 5 Family Resource Center. Local family support, counseling, disaster response, translation, Key Words:
Published by the Office of Refugee Resettlement for parents and teens who are new to the United States and for service providers working with them. The handbook covers topics such as cultural identity, discipline,
online and cyber safety, dating and relationships, and self-esteem and body image. Multi-language:
Key Words: IMMIGRANT
We created this portal to ensure that refugees have easy access to multilingual resources. The languages shown here represent the most common languages spoken among refugees resettled in the U.S. Click on your language below for resources on the topics of family life and parenting, early childhood, the U.S. school system (K-12), children’s books, and health/mental health. Key Words: multi-language, family,
Our Family Resource Center supports over 1500 Edenvale families on a weekly basis, providing food, clothing, life skills classes, and more at no cost.
Other community programs including homeless advocacy, giveaways, Safe Space facility in San Jose, CA Key Words: Children, Teens, Human Trafficking, Human Rights
The Family Resource Center promotes school readiness through education, information and resources on nutrition, health, kindergarten readiness, early literacy, positive parenting and parenting advocacy for children and families. The Family Resource Center provides many FREE programs, services, and activities for families with children ages 0-5.
This neighborhood-based center is open to everyone in the community. Key Words:
The Care, Cope, Connect resource, was created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of CA, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children.
In CA, nearly half of all children under the age of 17 have immigrant parents and 46 percent of households with children report a significant traumatic experience. First 5s are committed to helping parents weather these stressful situations and mitigate impacts on young children’s development, health, and learning. Activity books for parents and children: English | Spanish | Arabic | Korean Key Words: Mental Health,
This activity book gives young children valuable fire safety and prevention tips. Contains coloring pages and fun activities introducing children to topics such as escape planning, kitchen fire safety and what to do if you hear a smoke alarm sound. Recommended ages: 5-9. Spanish
Kidpower has produced free downloadable checklists of Safety Tips to teach Kids, Teens & Adults how to be safe from abuse, bullying, harassment, assault, and other violence. Languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog, Romanian, Swedish, Kurdish, Japanese
Kidsdata.org is a public service website that allows users to easily find, customize, and share data on more than 400 measures about child health and well being in California. Data are available for every county, and also are offered for cities, school districts, and legislative districts when available. Data includes age groups of children living with foreign born caregivers, languages spoken at home, and more. You can compare regions of interest, and view comparable statewide data.
A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners. Current news articles regarding the COVID-19 impact on schools, ESL, the childcare system and tips for parents. This site is full of information, ideas, and practical tips on how Spanish-speaking parents can help their children become confident, successful readers. In addition, you can find fun reading tips and games, bilingual booklists, ideas for using the public library, and videos of children’s authors, illustrators, and musicians. Resources are organized by topic. Key Words: ESL, Student Resource, Family, Literacy Multi-language: