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.
Text4baby was launched by the National Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition to provide pregnant women and new moms with health and wellness information so their babies get the best possible start in life.
“Good oral health habits impact a child for a lifetime.”
“A mom’s oral health affects her child’s health.”
These simple messages earned First 5 San Diego’s oral health commercials the top Public Service Announcement award from the Public Relations Society of America, the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals.
First 5 San Diego is looking for success stories from families who have been helped by our programs and services. Sharing stories from real people helps us to communicate how we support children ages 0 through 5 and their families. If you would like to share how First 5 San Diego’s programs and services made a difference for your child or family, please fill out the form below. A First 5 San Diego representative will contact you.
May 20, 2011 (San Diego, Calif.) —The County of San Diego took legal action yesterday to stop the State from taking $1 billion from early childhood programs to fill California's budget gap. The lawsuit seeks to overturn AB 99, a bill signed by the governor on March 24, 2011, claiming that it is illegal because it redirects funds in a way that is not consistent with Proposition 10’s mandate as approved by the voters.