Press Room

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.

San Jose Mercury News – December 24, 2017
Young musicians spread holiday cheer in Palo Alto

San Jose Mercury News – October 27, 2017
New backyard at Children’s Discovery Museum is a Small but Mighty Place

San Jose Mercury News – August 9, 2017
Closing the Generation Gap

San Jose Mercury News – April 14, 2017
Alum Rock board fails to extend superintendent’s contract

San Jose Mercury News – January 1, 2017
San Jose: Family Resource Center opens its doors, creating new opportunities for families

Soda Exchange – Sodas for Salads on Channel 5 CBS San Francisco

Potter the Otter on KTSF News

NBC News – December 15, 2012
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County’s Safe Sleep Campaign

San Jose Mercury News – September 3, 2015
Educare: Care center for babies and young children opens in San Jose

San Jose Mercury News – August 13, 2015
Jolene Smith and Ted Lempert: California children need strong early learning plan

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

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

San Jose Mercury news – 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

San Jose Mercury News – January 14, 2014
Pizarro: Jim and Becky Morgan to be honored by San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

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

Bay City News Service, San Jose Mercury News – October 23, 2013
$500K program launched to place 100 water bottle-filling stations in Santa Clara County

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

Bay Area News Group, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Mercury News – June 12, 2013
Sunnyvale: County’s first library vending machine serves books at the push of a button

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

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

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

San Jose Mercury News – December 16, 2011
Santa Clara Valley Water District board shows courage in approving fluoride

San Jose Mercury News – December 16, 2011
Santa Clara County group launches campaign against parents sharing bed with infants

San Jose Mercury News – May 29, 2011
Bleak House: For one family, budget cuts could mean the end of Healthy Kids

San Jose Mercury News – September 13, 2010
Santa Clara County ballot measure asks voters to stretch dollars for children’s health care

San Jose Mercury News – January 29, 2010
Saratoga shorts: Registration for Saratoga Union School District begins Feb. 1

San Jose Mercury News – January 23, 2010
Silicon Valley Reads puts focus on healthy eating

San Jose Mercury News – July 14, 2009
‘Ambassadors’ vow to continue family program in Sunnyvale area

San Jose Mercury News – December 30, 2008
Fisher: Don’t raid program making real change for kids

Contact Info

For questions regarding a media kit, please contact Brittany Sakoski, Director of Communications at: