Good-Bye Debi!


After 11 years of working with us, our Early Childhood Education Program Officer, Debi Silverman, has taken a new position with First 5 California and will be relocating to Sacramento.  Tomorrow is her last day at First 5 Contra Costa.

Debi’s early childhood expertise has influenced a significant portion of our work, and improved the lives of thousands of children in Contra Costa County.  Take a look at some of her many accomplishments!

Debi started at First 5 in 2002…


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First 5’s New Nursing Room

Breastfeeding RoomWhat better time than World Breastfeeding Week for First 5 Contra Costa to unveil our first designated break room for nursing mothers!

First 5 Contra Costa has always been supportive of nursing mothers who need break time to express milk, but we haven’t had a private room specifically for this purpose. Four years ago after I returned from maternity leave, my colleague just posted a sign on my office door that said, “If this door is closed, DO NOT DISTURB.” While that was effective, it certainly wasn’t ideal – especially for nursing employees without offices.

But after a not-so-extreme makeover of a cluttered storage closet last month, First 5 Contra Costa now has an inviting, clean, and private space for nursing moms. Continue reading