County Sues Governor Over First 5 Fund Raid

May 20, 2011 (San Diego, Calif.)  —The County of San Diego took legal action yesterday to stop the State from taking $1 billion from early childhood programs to fill California’s budget gap. The lawsuit seeks to overturn AB 99, a … Continued

Children Act Fast – So Do Poisons

Children Act Fast – So Do Poisons Each year, more than 1.2 million children ages 5 and under are unintentionally poisoned. Most accidental poisonings happen to this group while exploring — shaking, spilling, smelling and tasting. Needless to say, this … Continued

Protecting the Most Vulnerable

PROTECTING THE MOST VULNERABLESafe Start Conference to Take Place March 18 Given that some of the biggest victims of violence are children, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and its many partners are sponsoring the … Continued

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy February 22, 2011 (San Diego, Calif.) — February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and First 5 San Diego is reminding parents and caregivers about the importance of … Continued

Trouble In Toyland

Some Toys Can Be Worse Than Annoying Toys with all the gizmos and gadgets that produce lights and sounds might keep children interested and occupied. However, along with the laughs and entertainment could come hearing loss if the toys children … Continued

Tips To Help Youngsters Learn To Read And Succeed

First 5 San Diego Encourages Parents to Read to their Infants November 17, 2010 (San Diego, Calif.) — Many children from low-income communities are entering kindergarten without the basic early literacy skills needed for lifelong success.   To help narrow this … Continued

First 5 San Diego Approves Child Care Bridge Loans

November 5, 2010 (San Diego, Calif.) — The First 5 Commission of San Diego will provide $2.25 million in bridge funding to maintain child care assistance for parents previously on welfare who are now working. The action comes after Governor … Continued

First 5 San Diego Reaching Out through Online Media

San Diego, Calif. – (October 8, 2010) – First 5 San Diego’s online resource for information for parents and caregivers of children ages 0 through 5 has been revamped and is now easier to navigate. The website, www.first5.demosite.us, provides information … Continued