Pretend City Children’s Museum launched the Commission funded “Good to Go From Head to Toe” Developmental Screening program this week for community leaders and parents. In July, Pretend City received a $3.5 million Commission grant to implement a 10-year countywide program designed to educate the community, parents and care givers about the importance of regular developmental screenings for children, specifically infants to age five.
Children and Families Commission Launches Innovative Program to Bring Pediatric Specialists to Orange County
More than 3,600 children participated in the Children and Families Commission’s “Read Early, Read Aloud” campaign, a month-long series of child literacy-themed events in honor of Child Literacy Month. In addition, nearly 10,000 books were distributed to children and parents in November.
Partnership Succeeds In Reducing Injuries to Orange County Children Age 4 and younger
Data shows significant decrease in injury mortality among age group targeted by American Academy of Pediatricians and Children and Families Commission partnership
Several hundred children and families attended the Children’s Health and Resource Fair held Saturday, November 14th at Mitchell Child Development Center in Santa Ana. Children received free dental, asthma and developmental screenings. Santa Ana’s School Readiness Nurses measured children’s height, weight and BMI. In addition, families received assistance with health insurance, information on vision screenings, programs for new mothers, and tips on healthy eating and cooking.