Newsletter March – April 2014

First 5 Executive Photo- Kimberly Medeiros
Kim Medeiros, Executive Director, First 5 San Diego


The Director’s Corner 
There’s been a lot of talk about preschool and the importance of investing in early childhood education. In his January 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called again  for Congress to support high-quality preschool for every child in America.





169Dr. Pradeep Gidwani, 
American Academy of Pediatrics  California Chapter 3


Pediatrician’s Corner

Eating Healthy as a Family
In honor of March as National Nutrition Month, it is a great opportunity to take a look at what your child is eating and how you can support him or her in eating healthy foods. 

Building Healthy Habits Throughout the county, you may have seen colorful signs with the numbers 5-2-1-0. The 5-2-1-0 Every Day! campaign promotes four practices that can be adopted daily




AJsHealthyEatingContestAJ’s Healthy Recipe Contest
To celebrate healthy eating, First 5 San Diego teamed up with Energy 103.7’s AJ in the Morning, VONS, YMCA of San Diego County, and Terra American Bistro 


potterNew Potter the Otter Book: Potter, Potter, the Healthy Otter!
Whether they can write or are still at the pre-writing stage, children will love making books



logo_e4-198b85133f73fb2fd82db863fcca83a3Child Signature Program Conference 
Early Education effectiveness Exchange Learning Academy


First 5 First Fridays AFirst 5 First Fridays at the New Children’s Museum
First 5 San Diego has partnered with the New Children’s Museum for First 5 First Fridays



Murphy Canyon Child DevelopmentNew Murphy Canyon Child Development Center Breaks Ground
The Naval Base San Diego, Murphy Canyon Child Development Center, funded by First 5 San Diego, officially broke ground on Jan. 22, 2014


YMCAOpen House at Jackie Robinson YMCA
On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, First 5 San Diego participated in the Jackie Robinson YMCA Open House. 


HighFives MarchFirst 5 High Fives
Healthy Development Services (HDS) North Inland, a program funded by First 5 San Diego and provided by Palomar Health for residents of Escondido