Newsletter July-August 2014









Director’s Corner 

Kim Medeiros 
I am pleased to introduce the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 on behalf of the First 5 Commission of San Diego. First 5 San Diego has a long and distinguished history of focusing investments to have a deep impact on the community… Read More











Pediatrician’s Corner: Protecting Your Child from the Sun 

Protecting Your Child from the Sun July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. As we go into the summer, it is important to remember that rates of skin cancer – including melanoma… Read More


Fruit and Cheese Kabobs









Healthy Recipe: Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Use cookie cutters to shape the melon and cheese for these snack kabobs…. Read More











Family Fun for Fourth of July Weekend

San Diego is full of fun family-friendly activities for Fourth of July weekend.  Enjoy relaxing family time this holiday weekend. Enjoy relaxing family time this holiday… Read More











Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

School may be out, but for kids starting kindergarten this fall, now is the time to get ready… Read More











Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and intimate of all human interactions, but in the first few weeks with your newborn, it can be overwhelming… Read More











Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) Wins NACo Award

First 5 San Diego has been selected to receive the 2014 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI)… Read More














First 5 San Diego Shares Resources at Mental Health Walk 

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, First 5 San Diego joined 120 exhibitor booths at the 10th Annual San Diego County NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk… Read More










First 5 San Diego Joins Waterfront Park Grand Opening

On May 10, 2014, First 5 San Diego was proud to sponsor the grand opening of the County’s new Waterfront Park… Read More












First 5 San Diego and San Diego County Library Launch New Discovery Zones

First 5 San Diego and the San Diego County Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Vista Branch Library in Vista, Calif… Read More








First 5 San Diego’s Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) Wins NACo Award

South Bay Union School District’s VIP Village Preschool, a provider of First 5 San Diego’s Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI), launched its fitness and healthy eating partnership with Live Well San Diego… Read More











Live Well San Diego 5K Walk and Run 

Nearly 1,700 people participated in the County of San Diego’s inaugural Live Well San Diego 5K… Read More










Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the County of San Diego’s Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) YMCA, and AARP partnered to hold a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Symposium at Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School… Read More














Healthy Eating with Energy 103.7’s AJ in the Morning at Kroc Center Open House

On June 18, 2014, First 5 San Diego, Vons and Energy 103.7 presented “Healthy Eating with AJ”, at The Salvation Army Ray and John Kroc Community Center… Read More














Day of Play at Olivewood Gardens Learning Center

First 5 San Diego was pleased to sponsor and participate in the Day of Play event on June 28, 2014… Read More












First 5 High Five 

For the seventh year in a row, the San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation and sponsor cities are bringing back Summer Movies in the Park, the largest free movie event in the county… Read More