At FIRST 5, we base our investments and our initiatives on community input as well as knowledge gained from ongoing research, proven studies, and evidence-based practices in the fields of early childhood development and family support.
Below is a collection of key research that has impacted the field of early childhood and guided our work locally.
Learn about the critical health issues affecting our youngest children and the steps to take toward prevention.
Elimination of Admission Hypothermia in Preterm Very Low-Birth-Weight
PEDIATRICS: Chronic Conditions Among Children Investigated by Child Welfare: A National Sample
Tobacco Use and Pregnancy
Discover how issues like trauma and neglect can significantly impact the well-being of a young child.
The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain
Trauma in Early Childhood: Empirical Evidence & Clinical Implications