August 13, 2015 Print E-mail

Our Vision:  All Humboldt County children thrive in healthy, supportive, nurturing families and neighborhoods, enter school ready to learn and become active participants of their communities.


Meeting Date and Time:   August 13, 2015—8:00 to 10:00 am
Location:   Office of FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT, 1012 Second Street, Eureka


I.    Welcome and Introductions

II.   Public Comments and Announcements

III.  Executive Director Report

IV.   Approval of Minutes:  Commission Retreat minutes of July 9, 2015

V.  Consent Calendar:  The following item was reviewed and recommended for adoption and may be approved by a single vote.  Any member of the public may request the Commission to pull the item for further discussion.
A.     May 2015 Postings

VI.  Action Item:  Program Evaluation Team Recommendations
Reference: Per Program Evaluation Team recommendations for the current fiscal year and review of year-end reports for the prior fiscal year, recommendations for the Hoopa School Readiness Program and the Manila Family Resource Center will be considered.    (20 min)

VII.  Discussion Item:  Policy for Supporting Breastfeeding Employees
Reference: Per the Commission’s current work to promote the provision of a supportive environment for breastfeeding in the workplace, a policy for breastfeeding employees of FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT will be reviewed.      (20 min)


VIII.  Information Item:  Training & Technical Assistance Plan
Reference:  The Training and Technical Assistance Plan for FIRST 5  HUMBOLDT funded Parent and Family Support Programs for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 will be reviewed.      (25 min)

IX.  Information Item: First 5 California: First 5 IMPACT Grant
Reference: Per the First 5 IMAPCT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive) Request for Applications released in July, the Commission will be briefed on activity to date and our approach to the application.       (20 min)

X.  Discussion Item:  ‘Help Me Grow’
Reference: Per Commission discussion at the July 9, 2015 Retreat, Commissioners will continue discussion of the potential of the ‘Help Me Grow’ model for integrating systems in Humboldt County to better serve young children and identify next steps.      (20 min)


Next Meeting:  September 10, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00 am, at the Office of FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT, 1012 Second Street in Eureka