September – October 2014 Newsletter

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

Director’s Corner 

Kim Medeiros
In San Diego County, more than 24,000 grandparents and other relative caregivers take on the responsibility of raising children in the absence of their parents. Read More>>





Dr. Dean Sidelinger, M.D., MPH, County of San Diego Child Health Medical Officer
Dr. Dean Sidelinger, M.D., MPH, County of San Diego Child Health Medical Officer

Pediatrician’s Corner

Dr. Dean Sidelinger
Having a baby is a wonderful event. It is also life-changing. There are many decisions to be made – picking out a name, buying clothes, and selecting toys. Read More>>






abc-simple-lunch-heroHealthy Recipe of the Month: Simple ABC Lunch

As the school year begins and you get your child ready for preschool or kindergarten, First 5 San Diego wants to remind parents that children learn better when they eat healthy.  Read More>>



Mom-BabySleepingGetting Some Zzz’s for You and Your Family

Sleep is important to children for many reasons, from restoring energy to building brain connections —  Read More >>




A Healthy Diet Can Help Protect Your Child from Lead Poisoning
By Paige Newman, County of San Diego Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

A healthy diet offers children many benefits. Nutritious foods support continued growth as well as physical and brain development. Eating nourishing foods also helps the body protect itself against lead poisoning. Read More>>




Family Things To Do in the Fall

Fall in San Diego brings many fun events for families to enjoy.  Celebrate the season with these fall-tastic activities… Read More>>






Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and along with the ghastly ghouls, spooky spirits, and haunted houses, also comes sweets and sugar filled treats. Read More>>





 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Experience Coming to San Diego

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is hosting the 2014 AAP National Conference and Exhibition (AAP Experience) on October 11-14, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif… Read More >>



ParentSummit_webbanner_08282014Free Parent Summit for 0-5 Families

First 5 San Diego invites parents and caregivers of children ages 0 through 5 to the inaugural Parent Summit for Families with Children Ages 0-5. Read More >>




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First 5 San Diego along with the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Rady Children’s Hospital, and Casey Family Programs have announced the publication of a new document, referred to as a Chronicle… Read More>> 






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