First 5 Tuolumne

For Parents

You hold the keys to your child’s early development and we are here to help.  Check out the activities and interactive programs you can use to enhance your parenting skills and help your child thrive.

 

If you have a child under age 5, sign them up for the Imagination Library and enjoy one book mailed your young child each month.

*This program is open to children in Tuolumne county only. If you are interested in gifting books to a child outside of Tuolumne County, check the link below to see if their county is participating. 
Sign Up for the Imagination Library ** Tuolumne County Residents OnlyFirst 5 California Parent Guide

Developmental Screenings

Because your child’s first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. You’ve been invited to participate in two different Ages & Stages Questionnaires.

The ASQ-3, online screening will help you keep track of your child’s development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4-, or 6-month period. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving, and personal-social skills.

Click here for the  ASQ Online

The Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional, online screening will provide a quick check of your child’s social and emotional development. You will be asked to answer questions about some of your child’s behaviors. The questionnaire includes questions about your child’s ability to calm down, take direction and follow rules, communicate, perform daily activities (e.g. eating, sleeping), act independently, demonstrate feelings, and interact with others.

Click here for the Social-Emotional Online questionnaire.

In Home Parenting Support

Parenting is hard.  There is help.
There are resources that can come to you and help you be the best parent for your child.

ATCAA Family Learning Center

A comprehensive program that provides a holistic access to learning opportunities for the entire family, which includes GED/ESL preparation classes, Adult Basic Education, English language instruction, life and job skills, and parenting classes. Other services offered include crisis management, information and referral, health education, and access to medical, dental and mental health services. All to promote family self-sufficiency, effective parenting, early education, and good health to break the cycle of low–literacy and achieve improved family function and quality of life.”

Public Health

Tuolumne County Department of Public Health provides public health outreach to at-risk pregnant women, newborns, and young children.

Kit for New Parents

The FREE Kit for New Parents includes the Advice for New Parents DVD, Puppy and Friends touch-and-feel book, Resource Guide, and much more.

Kits are available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

To receive your FREE Kit, click the button below to place your order.

First 5

We Know How to Make Learning Fun

With support from the Sonora Area Foundation, Adventist Health, First 5 California, and Friends of the Tuolumne County Library, First 5 Tuolumne is proud to offer the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  This fantastic program provides free books to all Tuolumne County Children from ages 0-5, mailed directly to them, at no cost.  It is a great way to build your child’s love of reading, boost brain development, and is a great way to relax at bedtime.  Click the link for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library above to sign up today.

A Word

From Our Director

” I feel so lucky to be a part of First 5 and all of the amazing work being done in our community for our most precious assets.  For the last 20 years, First 5 Tuolumne has invested over 11.5 million dollars in early childhood education and supports for families.  I am passionate about helping the residents of Tuolumne County thrive, which research has proven, works best when we invest in our youngest children.”

– Sarah Garcia