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As an advocate for early childhood development, FIRST 5 uses multiple media outlets to continuously reach different segments of the community about emerging and important issues related to children prenatal through age five.  Below, please find our press releases, news coverage, and agency information.  We also encourage you to visit our blog for the latest updates on the issues impacting the first five years.

Press Releases

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County strives to inform the community about its work to support the healthy development of children through age 5. Through news coverage, more people learn about the importance of the first five years of life, helping them to become better parents, caregivers and community advocates.


News Coverage

"I Am Adam Lanza's Mom" Sparks Debate, Advice - NBC Bay Area
Soda Exchange - Sodas for Salads on Channel 5 CBS San Francisco
Potter the Otter on KTSF News
Our Safe Sleep Campaign on NBC News
Our Safe Sleep Campaign on CBS News

Gilroy Dispatch: Letters to the Editor – August 7, 2014
Breastfeeding Awareness Month 

Mercury News: OPINION – June 26, 2014
Jolene Smith and Deborah Kong: California investment in young learners will pay off 

Mercury News: San Jose – June 6, 2014
Construction Begun on $14 Million Preschool And Teacher-training Institute 

California Health Report – May 12, 2014
School Success Means Catching Vision Problems Early

Morgan Hill Times – February 20, 2014
Baby Gateway Program Helps Mothers Insure Newborns

NBC Bay Area – October 24, 2013
San Jose to Get 100 Water Filling Stations

Mercury News – October 18, 2013
Study Finds Sugar Drink Consumption Down for California Kids

KTVU News – July 16, 2012
Tony Hawk Visits San Jose Skate Park

World Journal – July 16, 2012
Don't Drink Soda

El Observador – June 21, 2012
Native American Center Opens in San Jose

Mercury News – June 7th, 2012
North Sunnyvale gets new family resource center at Fairwood Elementary

Mercury News – Jan 28, 2012
Fundraising effort saves San Jose Skatepark

Mercury News Editorial – Dec 16, 2011
Santa Clara Valley Water District board shows courage in approving fluoride

Mercury News – Dec 16, 2011
Santa Clara County group launches campaign

Contact Info

For questions regarding Media Kit, please contact tyson@first5kids.org.