The First Five Years

Wednesdays at 4:32 pm
Hosted by: Linnea Anderson

"The First Five Years" is a weekly program presented by Maryland Family Network.  The series is focused on the extraordinary developmental period from birth to age five. "The First Five Years" highlights the challenges and opportunities related to nurturing young children and helping them build a solid foundation for success in school and in life.

“The First Five Years” is made possible with major support from the M& T Charitable Foundation. 

You can listen to an archive of past episodes of "The First Five Years" here.

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The First Five Years
2:47 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

The First Five Years: Happy Anniversary Head Start!

Head Start just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Over 31 million children have benefitted from Head Start and Early Head Star to become business and community leaders, teachers, Members of Congress, athletes, Grammy-winning musicians, poets, and parents.


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First Five Years
3:20 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

The First Five Years: Secondhand Smoke and Kids

Secondhand smoke can lead to multiple health complications.  Adults have the option walk away from smoke but children don't always have that choice.  Learn more about the risks to children who are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.


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First Five Years
4:32 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

First Five Years: Lead Poisoning

One in five children in the U.S. has unsafe levels of lead in his blood stream.  Even small amounts of lead can cause serious problems for children.  Know what to look for and how to avoid lead poisoning.  More information.


The First Five Years
4:42 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

First Five Years: Reading Lasts a Lifetime

You may not get a paycheck, but if you’re a volunteer you’ve got a very important job. Especially if it involves helping young children learn how to read.


First Five Years
5:40 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

First Five Years: Media Violence

Your involvement can be the difference between a child who grows up and tunes in to success...or tunes out. Learn more .

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