Family Life Programs, Publications, and Resources
Let's Read Together
An early literacy program that helps parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers prepare their children for successful lifelong learning. Through hands-on, interactive activities parents learn how to engage their children in positive, age-appropriate ways to promote the development of early literacy skills. Program can be purchased directly from University of California Cooperative Extension, Placer County online at: http://ceplacer.ucdavis.edu/publications.htm
Baby and Me Growing Together
A workbook designed to help teenage and low-income parents of infants 0-12 months old. Teaches parents to feed, nurture, and guide their babies in ways that promote good physical, mental, social, and intellectual development. Workbook can be downloaded online for free at: http://groups.ucanr.org/kids/
A Food Plan for Emergencies
Plan ahead for natural disasters and other emergencies with this food planning guide. This publication can be purchased online under the Home and Family category at: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/HomeSafety/ANRP014.aspx.
Gateway to a Better Life
A curriculum that helps prepare welfare recipients to enter the workforce. Provides individuals with the information they need to get a job and balance the demands of work and home. Instructor’s kit includes lesson plans for 24 Gateway lessons, handout masters in both English and Spanish, CD with bilingual color visuals in PowerPoint, and a printed binder for easy organization. Curriculum can be purchased through the UC Cooperative Extension, San Luis Obispo County office (2156 Sierra Way, Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) or online under the Home and Family category at: www.anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu.
Getting it Together: Fit Families and Financial Readiness
This includes all the materials you need to lead two workshops to teach families skills they need in order to cope with a variety of personal or financial disasters; includes two videos, worksheets, checklists, and documentation from FEMA. Program can be purchased through the UC Cooperative Extension, San Luis Obispo County office (2156 Sierra Way, Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) or online under the Home and Family category at: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/FinancialFitness/21551.aspx.
Parent Express: For You and Your Toddler
Twelve booklets that cover the growth of your child from age 1 to age 3. Offers ideas on health, safety, feeding, and creative play. Black-and-white photos. Materials can be ordered online under the Home and Family > Caring for Children categories at: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/CaringforChildren/ANRP007.aspx
Noticias para los padres: un boletín mensual sobre usted y su bebé
Spanish language edition of Parent Express series for infants. Includes 15 booklets: the first three for parents-to-be, and then twelve for new parents, with tips on nutrition, care, play, and understanding your baby. Materials can be ordered online under the Home and Family > Caring for Children categories at: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/Items/21639.aspx
Creating Healthy Families DVDs
In four separate video segments, this DVD shares ideas for selecting healthy foods when shopping, cooking with children and appropriate serving sizes, planning a family meal at a restaurant and healthy snack choices. A great resource for parents and professionals working with parents. Titles include: Cooking Together, Eating on the Go, Go With a Plan and Smart Snacking. DVDs can be ordered online under the Home and Family category at: www.anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu.