Newsletter January – February 2014

 

Kim Medeiros

The Director’s Corner
Kim Medeiros

Once again, a new year is upon us. I always enjoy celebrating the New Year because with each one brings new beginnings and new opportunities! Learn More…

 

Dr. Dean E. Sidelinger

Pediatrician’s Corner
Dr. Dean E. Sidelinger, MD, MSEd.

As a parent, bathing your baby may raise more questions than answers. Here are some things to keep in mind when bathing your baby. Learn More… 

First 5 San Diego Invests Nearly $49 Million for more than 88,000 San Diegans
First 5 San Diego released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 Annual Report, sharing key achievements and the significant impact of the Commission’s investments… Learn More…

 

30,000 Words is the Magic Number
Even before a child is able to speak, words play an important role in his or her brain development. By the time they reach three months, words have a bigger impact on his/her mind than other sounds, including music. Learn More…

Making Books With Children
Whether they can write or are still at the pre-writing stage, children will love making books. Creating a book not only lets them use their imagination, but it also helps develop critical language,literacy skills and fine motor skills. Learn More…

 

Tips to Help Your Kids Overcome the Fear of the Dentist’s Office
Dentist. Even the word can get under your skin, if you’re frightened by the dentist. But what makes some of us afraid to have a stranger poke around in our mouths… Learn More… 

 

First 5 San Diego Launches New Targeted Home Visiting Initiative
A child’s health and development depends largely on the family and home environment. Studies show that quality parent education and support beginning prenatally through the child’s early years can prevent child abuse… Learn More…

 

First 5 San Diego Joins Walk For Kids
First 5 San Diego participated in the San Diego Walk for Kids 5K Festival, hosted by the San Diego Center for Children, held on November 2, 2013 at Crown Point ShoresLearn More…

First 5 San Diego Supports Sharp to Encourage Women to “Live Out Loud”
First 5 San Diego sponsored the Sharp Women’s Health Conference, “Live Out Loud” held November 9, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Learn more…

 

First 5 San Diego Sponsors Dental Clinic
CDA Cares San Diego took place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on December 7-8, 2013. First 5 San Diego was proud to partner with the California Dental Association to sponsor this two-day dental clinic event. Learn More…
First 5 High Fives
On November 13, 2013, the San Diego County Black Infant Health (BIH) program partnered with the San Diego Central Library to host the “Read to Achieve” literacy event. The purpose of the event was to emphasize the importance of reading to children from an early age Learn More…

 

 

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