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With Mother’s Day upon us—and as Facebook COO Sheryl...
Drink water. Be healthy. Win prizes!
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States....
This week is Screen Free Week!
Can you imagine turning off your tv, computer and video games for...
Santa ClaraCounty teen Audrie Pott’s tragic...
ADHD—Getting the Diagnosis Right
Everywhere you look, ADHD is in the news. And for good reason:...
Preparing Kids for Successful Kindergarten
One of the primary goals at FIRST 5 is School Readiness. Our goal...
Dyslexia: Early Detection & Intervention is Key for Kids
Recently, Dr. Dan Peters, co-founder and clinical director of the...
5 Ways to Help Improve Language Skills
Do you know one easy way you can help your child do better...
Preschool and Social Learning Skills
This week, we continue our discussion on the benefits of...
Preschool and Future Earnings Potential
Recently, the President mentioned how important preschool is in his...
Benefits of Preschool and Early Learning Backed by Research
With the recent call by President Obama to make universal...
President Obama Advocates for High-Quality, Universal Access to Preschool in State of the Union Address
In President Obama’s State of the Union address on February 12,...
Children Not Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is required to maintain healthy bones and teeth. It...
Is Organic Food Healthier for Children?
The American Academy of Pediatrics published a clinical...
Link from BPA to Childhood Obesity Identified
Researchers from New York University found a potential...
Children's Development May be Harmed by Background...
Vitamin D during Pregnancy is Important
Vitamin D during Pregnancy Important for Baby’s Brain...
No Junk Food for Babies
A number of people have declared bans on junk food for...
Gardening with Small Children
One might assume very small children shouldn't be in...
Play-based learning versus academic-based learning, that is the question.
Santa Clara County is packed with high-achieving parents that...
Soda Tax Debate
The soda tax debate has regained national attention recently....
The science behind why drinking water is important
Fruit beverages and soda are out. Consumption of milk should be...
Healthy popsicles to cool down summer
As summer is heating up on the left coast, and burning up over much...
When pregnant, sleep tips preparation
You’re pregnant, and the big day is looming. As a...
Affordable Care Act and children
Whatever you might call it, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act,...
Bullying and young children
Karen Klein, a 68 year old grandmother, was bullied by a group of...
Teaching children about safety
Jerry Sandusky was convicted a few days ago of sexually abusing...
Summer solstice and child safety
Yesterday, at 4pm, the summer solstice rolled in. It marks the...
Flame retardant linked to cancer
What does the ubiquitous children’s brand Carter’s...
Summer learning loss
For most families in Silicon Valley, school is out and summer is...
Literacy rates around the world & in Santa Clara County
According to the CIA World Factbook, “over...
Mr. Rogers’ Garden
Those cardigans! Those sneakers! That perfectly coiffed...
Disney to advertise healthy foods
In The New York Times today, Brooks Barnes writes that...
Why is bonding with your child important?
Touching is the very first communication your baby receives. The...
Our Oral Health Campaign
February is National Children’s Dental Health...
We just launched our Spanish-Language Website!
FIRST 5 helps thousands of children by providing health insurance...
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