Podcasts

There are more than 18,000 children under the age of six in Santa Clara County who are thought to have developmental delays that go unidentified until they enter kindergarten....

The Brazelton Touchpoints model as an approach for enhancing the competence of caregivers and building strong family-child relationships in the early years in order to lay the...

The Strengthening Families Approach, including the 5 Protective Factors and the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support, is a framework used to increase...

FIRST 5’s Learning Together Initiative works directly in communities to support school readiness through Family Resource Centers. These resource centers are local places where...

The FIRST 5 Child Signature Program, formerly known as the Power Preschool, has been providing high-quality early learning opportunities for Santa Clara County children since...

Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically during the first five years - providing an unprecedented opportunity to shape the thinking, learning, development...

RELATIONSHIPS MATTER: In this series Kadija speaks to parents and providers to provide an understanding of how relationships with young children develop, and why these...

BEHAVIOR HAS MEANING: During this portion of the series, we will think and learn about how infants and young children communicate through behavior. As infants grow, they become...

When Nature wreaks havoc on people’s lives, how do we discuss the devastation with our young children? Dr. Christine Dobson, Director of Programs and Research for The Child...

How is it possible our children are gaining so much weight at such young ages? FIRST 5 convened The Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative to investigate and improve...

Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses.  A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and...

Kids are getting kicked-out of preschool in alarming numbers. Kadija Johnston, Director of the Infant-Parent Program at the University of San Francisco, fills us in.

Santa Clara County teen Audrie Pott’s tragic suicide—and the unraveling story of sexual violation and peer bullying she endured—resonated deeply with us. In the wake of Audrie’...

Only 3 or 4 years into life, is it possible to feel depressed? Experts in child development say it is. Tune in to hear about the toll life can take on our youngest.

Featuring Diane W. Frankenstein
Author of Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

Early language and literacy development...


We sit down with emotional health expert Dr. Gerald Newmark to discuss how to identify and nurture the emotional needs of our children. Dr. Newmark has received a...

True or false? The most prepared kid for kindergarten is the smartest? Listen to find out the answer.

Everywhere you look, ADHD is in the news. And for good reason: ...

Recently, Dr. Dan Peters, co-founder and clinical director of the Summit Center, shared his insights on an important topic concerning many families: dyslexia. As a specialist...