A new resource is now available to help the growing number of families in California tackling heightened community stress. Care, Cope, Connect resource, created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of California, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children. Care, Cope, Connect offers:
- Tips for parents on caring for themselves and their children during tough times
- Ways for families to cope with difficult times together
- Guidelines on talking with kids and helping everyone stay connected to their families and communities.
The guide includes both parent articles and kids’ activity pages to help everyone navigate the difficult conversations around community stress, trauma, and separation from loved ones. While all families benefit from having these conversations, those experiencing severe anxiety or the threat of separation may find this resource particularly helpful.
Reading is a pathway to a brighter future for both your child and our community. Spending time with your child and an open book is a wise investment. It helps them dream big, nurturing the seeds of growing talents. And you’ll spend quality time you’ll never forget.
Every month, until their fifth birthday, children living in the rural Sutter County communities of Nicolaus, East Nicolaus, Pleasant Grove, Rio Oso, Robbins, Sutter, Meridian, Verona, and Trowbridge will receive a free book appropriate for their age to assist in building their own library at home.
This program is provided in partnership with Friends of the Sutter County Library.
The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3™) pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years.
Evidence shows that the earlier development is assessed—the greater the chance a child has to reach his or her potential.
What is ASQ-3?
ASQ-3 is a set of questionnaires about children’s development. It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well. A screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as communication, physical ability, social skills, and problem-solving skills.ASQ-3 can help identify your child’s strengths as well as any areas where your child may need support.
As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That’s why ASQ-3 questionnaires are designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10–15 minutes. It’s that quick and easy. Here’s how ASQ-3 works:
- You will answer each question “yes,” “sometimes,” or “not yet,” based on what your child is able to do now.
- Your answers help show your child’s strengths and areas where he or she may need practice.
- To answer each question, you can try fun and simple activities with your child.
- These activities encourage your child to play, move around, and practice day-to-day skills.
- After you complete the questionnaire, a professional will share the results with you.
If your child is developing without concerns, there is nothing more you will need to do. You may try the next ASQ-3 age level as your child grows and learns new skills. There are 21 questionnaires that you can use with children from 1 month to 5½ years old. If your child has trouble with some skills, your program will help you with next steps. Finding delays or problems as early as possible supports young children’s healthy development.
You are an active partner in your child’s learning and development. By completing ASQ-3 questionnaires, you are making sure your child is off to the best possible start!
El Cuestionario de Edades y Etapas identifica el progresó del desarrollo en niños entre un mes a 5 ½ años.
Evidencia ensena que lo más pronto que el desarrollo es evaluado—aumenta la probabilidad que un niño llegue a su potencial.