Text4Baby Makes Important Health Connections

They say babies don’t come with an instruction manual, but thanks to an innovative program called text4baby, expectant and new mothers may have the next best thing. Text4baby was launched by the National Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition to provide pregnant … Continued

County Wins First 5 Lawsuit

San Diego, Calif. — (November 28, 2011) – A Fresno judge last week issued a ruling saying state leaders acted illegally when they attempted to take $1 billion from the California Children’s Trust Fund administered by First 5 County Commissions, … Continued

Giving Children a Healthy Smile

“Good oral health habits impact a child for a lifetime.” “A mom’s oral health affects her child’s health.” These simple messages earned First 5 San Diego’s oral health commercials the top Public Service Announcement award from the Public Relations Society … Continued

First 5 Commission Announces Executive Director

FIRST 5 COMMISSION ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Kimberly Medeiros Named as New Head of First 5 San Diego The First 5 Commission of San Diego announced today that Kimberly Medeiros will be the new Executive Director of First 5 San Diego. … Continued

Slater-Price Kicks Off Family Literacy Month

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — (November 1, 2011) – First 5 San Diego along with Reach Out and Read San Diego is encouraging parents and caregivers to read to their children every day starting at birth. Today, Supervisor Pam Slater-Price visited North … Continued

First 5 San Diego Improves Access to High-Quality Preschool

Click here to view the full First 5 San Diego Preschool for All (PFA) Demonstration Project:  Five-Year Summative Report SAN DIEGO, Calif. — (September 13, 2011) – More than 18,000 children in San Diego County received a high-quality early childhood education … Continued

Time Change – September Commission Meeting

The September 12, 2011 Commission Meeting will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the County Administration Center. 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 302 and 303 San Diego, CA 92101