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November – December 2014 Newsletter

First 5 Executive Photo- Kimberly Medeiros

The Director’s Corner

Whether you’re a first time parent or a seasoned veteran, raising a young child has its rewards – and quite frankly, challenges… Learn more



Sunday schoolPediatrician’s Corner – Dr. Pradeep Gidwani

November is Family Literacy Month. Our ability to read and write is built on a foundation of learning words… Learn more




Recipe of the Month

This cheeseball snowman masterpiece is a fun, festive holiday dish your kids are sure to enjoy making—and eating… Learn more




2014 Holiday Fun for the Family

This holiday season spend some quality time with the whole family… Learn more




Supporting the San Diego Food Bank this Holiday Season

First 5 San Diego is proud to once again sponsor the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive… Learn more



Reach Out and Read Hosts Holiday Book Drive

Reach Out and Read San Diego (RORSD) is partnering with Barnes and Noble…. Learn more



Raising of America Documentary

More than 300 San Diego community members gathered… Learn more



Early Childhood Mental Health Conference

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences… Learn more




World’s Largest Annual Meeting for Psychiatry Leaders

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)… Learn more



Women and Working Families Resource Workshop and Policy Summit

On September 2, 2014, First 5 San Diego shared resources with working women to help them meet the needs of their busy… Learn more


kidscarefestKids Care Fest

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, First 5 San Diego held a booth at the Kids Care Fest 2014 in La Mesa, Calif. .. Learn more




Partners for Wellness Fair and Partner Showcase

First 5 San Diego joined Live Well San Diego partners and County departments to host the… Learn more


First 5 San Diego Sponsors Waterfront Pumpkin Patch

More than 500 children received a free pumpkin and decorated them at the Waterfront Pumpkin Craft Zone sponsored by First 5 San Diego… Learn more




Play Pockets a First for County Parks

Supervisor Greg Cox, Chairman of the First 5 Commission of San Diego and Executive Director Kim Medeiros joined San Diego County Parks and… Learn more


169First 5 High Five

Dr. Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician in San Diego, Calif. Currently, he is the Director of Projects… Learn more