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January – February 2015 Newsletter

 

Director’s Corner 

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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 San Diego… Read More  

 

Pediatrician’s Corner – Keeping your Kids Mouth Healthy

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The most common chronic disease in children might surprise you. It’s not asthma or hay fever.  Dental caries (also known as cavities) is the most common chronic disease in children… Read More 

 

First 5 Launches New Online Resource for Parents 

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Looking for a healthy recipe, oral health tips, or the number of words to talk to your child? First 5 San Diego’s Parent Portal is a new, free online resource available for parents to help them with their child’s healthy development… Read More

 

First 5 San Diego Serves 90,000+ Children, Parents and Caregivers 

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First 5 San Diego has released its Fiscal Year 2013-14 Annual Report.  With an investment of $57 million in direct services for young children and their families, First 5 San Diego helped more than 90,000 children, parents and caregivers and providers… Read More

 

Closing the World Gap

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Parents and caregivers have the power to make a change for the better by reading, singing and talking to their children every day to build their vocabulary and stimulate early brain development… Read More

 

Mi Escuelita Helps Break Cycle of Family Violence

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According to a University of California San Diego five-year study, Mi Escuelita Therapeutic Preschool, a preschool funded in part by First 5 San Diego, is helping children who have been exposed to family violence… Read More

 

County Launches Next Chapter of Live Well San Diego

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Four years into the County’s ambitious 10-year initiative to improve the health and well-being of all county residents, San Diego County’s … Read More

 

Healthy Recipe of the Month

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Encourage your child to eat breakfast.  Children who eat breakfast tend to eat more fruits and vegetables than children who do not… Read More

 

First 5 San Diego Announces New RFP

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First 5 San Diego is pleased to announce the availability of the following funding opportunity to support the Commission’s health initiative…Read More

 

Introducing Daddy’s Tool Bag

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Being a father for the first time can be just as overwhelming as it is for new moms.  While he is faced with a great deal of responsibility of supporting his partner, it can be difficult to figure out his role and understand how all… Read More

 

White House Announces Invest in US Campaign

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Last month, the White House held its first ever Summit on Early Education, bringing together key business leaders, elected officials, and early learning advocates… Read More

 

First 5 High Five

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Last November and December, First 5 San Diego partnered with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank for Holiday Food Drive… Read More

 

Upcoming Community Events

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Check out these upcoming family-friendly events… Read More

 

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