July – August 2015 Newsletter

The Director’s Corner The summer is often associated with fun and play, but without the daily curriculum and enrichment activities available during the school year… Learn more Pediatrician’s Corner – Dr. Pradeep Gidwani Drowning Prevention Awareness Season runs from May … Continued

May – June 2015 Newsletter

The Director’s Corner Our Talk, Read, Sing campaign is in full swing! We want parents to know that it’s not just about the number of words your children are exposed to each day… Learn more Pediatrician’s Corner – Dr. Dean … Continued

March – April 2015 Newsletter

Director’s Corner                 Premature birth is a leading cause of infant death and disabilities. In San Diego, one in nine babies are born too soon (close to 4,500 each year) many whom will suffer … Continued

January – February 2015 Newsletter

  Director’s Corner    The New Year is always an exciting and important time for First 5 San Diego.  First and foremost, I am proud to welcome Supervisor Dianne Jacob as the 2015 Chair of the First 5 Commission of … Continued

November – December 2014 Newsletter

The Director’s Corner Whether you’re a first time parent or a seasoned veteran, raising a young child has its rewards – and quite frankly, challenges… Learn more     Pediatrician’s Corner – Dr. Pradeep Gidwani November is Family Literacy Month. Our … Continued

September – October 2014 Newsletter

Director’s Corner  Kim MedeirosIn San Diego County, more than 24,000 grandparents and other relative caregivers take on the responsibility of raising children in the absence of their parents. Read More>>         Pediatrician’s Corner Dr. Dean SidelingerHaving a baby … Continued

Newsletter July-August 2014

I am pleased to introduce the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 on behalf of the First 5 Commission of San Diego. First 5 San Diego has a long and distinguished history of focusing investments to have a deep impact on the community, and this plan builds upon our successes in making a difference in the lives of young children over the past four years in San Diego County.

Newsletter May – June 2014

As a mom, I know how easy it is to get so wrapped up in tending to the needs of your family that you put taking care of yourself last. As we celebrate May as Mental Health Month and Mother’s Day on May 11, I encourage mothers and caregivers to make taking care of you a top priority.

Newsletter March – April 2014

There’s been a lot of talk about preschool and the importance of investing in early childhood education. In his January 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called again for Congress to support high-quality preschool for every child in America.