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2-1-1 San Diego 2-1-1 San Diego is a free 24-hour phone service (211) and online database (211sandiego.org) that connects people with community resources. 2-1-1 also operates a First 5 San Diego Warm Line (1-888-5 FIRST 5) that assists parents of children ages zero through five with locating services and resources for their families.
Childhood Injury Prevention Program The Childhood Injury Prevention Program educates parents, caregivers and early childhood education staff about childhood injury prevention strategies to make homes, automobiles and communities safer for children ages zero through five.
Community Water Fluoridation Community water fluoridation supports Sweetwater Authority to become optimally fluoridated to improve the oral health of children and families. With First 5 San Diego investments, optimal fluoridation was also reached for the City of San Diego and Olivenhain Municipal water districts.
First 5 Discovery Zone Expansion Project The Discovery Zone Expansion Project is a partnership with the San Diego County Library to implement family early literacy stations (First 5 San Diego Discovery Zones) at the new Alpine and Imperial Beach Libraries. These Discovery Zones are designed to provide a child’s first teacher, the primary caregiver, with the tools and resources they need to incorporate research-based family early literacy practices in the home.
First 5 First Steps  First 5 First Steps provides countywide home visitation services to specific high-risk target populations including pregnant and parenting teens, military, refugee/immigrant, and low-income families using the Healthy Families America (HFA) model and the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum.
Good Start for Women + Children The Good Start for Women + Children Program is a partnership with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to provide pregnant women and children ages 5 and under in high-need communities with a monthly food package and First 5 San Diego parent education materials.
Healthy Development Services Healthy Development Services (HDS) is an array of services for early identification and treatment of children with mild to moderate developmental delays. Services include assessment and treatment for developmental (including speech and language) and behavioral concerns, parent education, and care coordination to all families receiving HDS services.
IMPACT Family Connections IMPACT Family Connections is a partnership with YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) that assists Family Child Care Home (FCCH) providers to implement developmental screenings and clearly articulated referral pathways for services. The program will also provide training and technical assistance to home visitors across San Diego County to enhance families’ knowledge about quality early childhood education settings.
IMPACT Lactation Supportive Environments/Breastfeeding Friendly Environments for Childcare Facilities Through IMPACT funding, the goal of this program is to increase access to environments that support the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. Specifically, services will work to increase the number of baby-friendly childcare facilities helping them adopt and implement policies supportive of breastfeeding and lactation accommodation.
KidSTART KidSTART is an integrated program within First 5 San Diego and HHSA Behavioral Health Services to support children with complex needs. The KidSTART Center performs triage, assessment, referrals and treatment for children with multiple, complex delays, and disorders. The KidSTART Clinic provides comprehensive behavioral and social-emotional clinical treatment. (First 5 San Diego funding supports the Center only.)
Kit for New Parents  The Kit for New Parents is a free, comprehensive resource from First 5 California for new and expectant parents emphasizing the importance of a child’s early years. Kits are distributed countywide and are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin.
Maternity Shelter Program Maternity Shelter Program (MSP) provides safe, secure, and supportive housing with intensive case management services for pregnant and parenting young women between 18 and 24 years old, and their dependent children. MSP assists these young women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless develop the skills necessary to live independently while providing a safe and stable home for themselves and their children.
Mi Escuelita Therapeutic Preschool Mi Escuelita provides a therapeutic preschool experience for young children who have been exposed to domestic violence and abuse.
Oral Health Initiative The Oral Health Initiative (OHI) provides oral health services, care coordination, and preventative education to children ages birth through five and pregnant women with the goal of improving oral health, promoting positive oral health practices, and increasing provider capacity. OHI also offers offsite dental services utilizing place-based portable dental service technology at targeted First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) preschools.
Quality Preschool Initiative The Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) is a systematic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs.