August 25, 2012
Kids start learning from the moment they’re born. When parents read, sing and talk to their child, the child’s brain is filled with words, sounds and emotions that help make the brain cells grow stronger. This will have a lifelong effect on his ability to learn language and communicate with others. Get inspired with these reading tips from First 5 California.
December 20, 2010
When parents learn and play with their children every day, it boosts a child’s self-esteem and helps kids develop positive relationships. Here are some suggestions on how to give the gift of quality family time.
April 18, 2010
The diagnosis of autism, which affects a child’s ability to speak, learn and communicate with others, is on average made two years earlier in white children than Black children. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, here are some early signs of autism to help families identify a need for early intervention and treatment.
December 21, 2009
In the holiday season, it is important to remember that a grandparent’s love and support have a positive impact on children, particularly in the early years of a child’s life. When children develop a strong bond with their grandparents, they feel more stable and even do better in school. Grandparents, share family stories with your grandchildren. Remember, children love to hear what their parents and grandparents were like as kids!
September 6, 2009
The First 5 California State Commission approved a contribution of up to $81.4 million to the Healthy Families Program today to cover health care costs for more than 200,000 infants and children at risk of losing coverage due to the state’s fiscal crisis. The funding, approved at a special commission meeting held earlier today, will be used to cover children ages 0-5 through June 2010.