By Randy Ward & Kimberly Medeiros
First 5 San Diego Executive Director Kim Medeiros spoke to Mark Bailey of CW San Diego 6 about healthy development in children ages 0 to 5 on the San Diego Living morning program.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — (March 20, 2012) –San Diego gets to keep $88.4 million the State would have otherwise swept. A 60-day appeal period for the County’s First 5 Lawsuit against the State ended yesterday.
“We are pleased to see these funds stay in San Diego County,” said Supervisor Bill Horn, Chair of the First 5 Commission of San Diego. “Now we can get back to funding local programs and services that meet the local needs of our County’s youngest children.”
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — (March 8, 2012) –With the goal to reduce the school readiness gap in San Diego County, the First 5 Commission of San Diego announced on March 5 the award of $47.1 million for three years to the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) to coordinate the First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI).
The new initiative, set to begin July 1, will build upon First 5 San Diego’s Preschool for All (PFA) Demonstration Project with expansion into a 12th community - Central San Diego.
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