FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is proud to serve the young children and families of our county as a funder, a resource, and an advocate.
Potter the Otter
A new blog post published by Stanford Medicine explores a recent study on how children’s storybook messages can promote healthy habits. In the study, pediatrician Anisha Patel, MD, investigated how the messages in the Potter, Potter: A Tale About Water storybook influenced parents and caregivers to serve their children healthier beverages. The blog post also explores what messages were most successful in getting young children to drink more water.
A LOOK BACK AT 2022…
The year, 2022, marked a new era where we all started learning to live with the COVID- 19 virus. While there was a lot of fear and change during the year, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County continued to excel in providing crucial supplies, resources and services to children and families amid this time of hardship…
As families across the U.S. struggled to find and afford diapers as well as formula for their babies, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County distributed millions of diapers and thousands of cans of formula. Through FIRST 5’s six strategic initiatives, thousands of children received improved access to affordable quality early learning and state of the art medical care with connection to developmental and behavioral screenings. An increased number of children were reunited with their families in the Superior Court Child Welfare System and greater resources were provided in order to support a high qualified workforce to provide services to children, families and the community.
The Calming Kit is a set of tools that supports children and families with understanding and regulating emotions and lowering feelings of stress. By using the Calming Kit, children develop an understanding of their feelings to be better prepared to engage with others and learn. You can learn more about the Calming Kit on the Inclusion Collaborative website by clicking Learn More.
We invest locally in health, early learning, and family support programs based on the needs of our community’s youngest children and their families.
Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of children and families by getting involved today!