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January – February 2015 Newsletter


Director’s Corner 

First 5 Executive Photo- Kimberly Medeiros 

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









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 

Parent Portal






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 









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









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








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

Fruit Cup






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







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

Daddy's Tool Bag






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

Invest in US




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

High 5





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











Check out these upcoming family-friendly events… Read More



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