March – April 2015 Newsletter

Director’s Corner

First 5 Executive Photo- Kimberly Medeiros









Premature birth is a leading cause of infant death and disabilities. In San Diego, one in nine babies are born too soon (close to 4,500 each year) many whom will suffer lifelong consequences such as learning disabilities, developmental delays, blindness, chronic lung disease and cerebral palsy…Read More


Pediatrician’s Corner –

By: Dr. Pradeep Gidwani

National Nutrition Month 










Many parents worry when their child is a picky eater. Being a “picky eater” is a typical behavior for many preschoolers. It is simply another step in the process of growing up and becoming independent. As long as your preschooler is healthy, growing normally, and has plenty of…Read More


Alcohol Awareness Month 










If a woman drinking alcohol during pregnancy, her baby is at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, or FASDs.  An estimated 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which can result in birth defects, intellectual…Read More


 Talk, Read, Sing










In our last issue, we talked about the importance of talking, reading and singing to your child.  Even before a child is able to speak, words play an important role in his or her brain development…Read More


Harvard Ash Center Recognizes Healthy Development Services as a Bright Idea in Government

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The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized First 5 San Diego Healthy Development Services as part of…Read More


Healthy Recipe of the Month – Breakfast Burrito Scramble

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It is important to give your child the fuel their body needs to be successful throughout the day. This tasty breakfast burrito includes the grain, vegetable, protein, and dairy food groups and can assembled the night before…Read More


San Diego County Library Helps Children Get Ready to Read






If you read three books a day to your child, in just one year you’ll have read 1,095 stories and studies show that your child will be better prepared to learn to read!…Read More


Developing Your Tots’ Senses










Why Earth Day is a great place to start! What better way to spend Earth Day than with Mother Nature? This April 22nd offers a great excuse to get everyone outside…Read More


Kicking off the New Year with a Healthy Start













First 5 San Diego was proud to sponsor and partake in the 2015 Fresh Start Healthy Lifestyles Fair at the Waterfront Park. The event served as a means to help families start the…Read More


Reach Out & Read’s 6th Annual Read & Romp











Reach Out and Read San Diego (RORSD) held its sixth annual Read and Romp on February 28th, 2015 at the McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station in Point Loma…Read More


First 5 High Five Over Half a Million New Parents Kits Distributed

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If you’ve received prenatal care and/or had a baby at a local hospital in the last decade, you may recall receiving a box packed with information for first-time parents…Read More


 Community Events













Check out these upcoming family-friendly events…Read More