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First 5 LA is committed to making meaningful change in the communities we serve and are committed to measuring and describing those changes. The First 5 LA Revised Accountability and Learning Framework describes how we will hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders through a process of setting expectations, monitoring the performance of our investments, reporting on both progress and outcomes, and using data to improve our effectiveness and efficiency. The Framework describes how we will measure our success in achieving results, how we will structure the major components of our work (evaluations, data projects, and search), and how we will disseminate our findings and lessons learned. A critical foundation for the success of The Accountability and Learning framework is a focus on planning for results that are measurable, achievable, and meaningful.

Our plan for change

Our 2009-2015 Strategic Plan is based on a theory of change that shows how the activities we undertake will lead to change in our four priority goal areas. See diagram of First 5 LA's theory of change.

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The State of Early Care and Education in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee 2017 Needs AssessmentOVERVIEW The early years of a child’s development lays the foundation for...

DataFest Draws Early Childhood Advocates
In an effort to improve child outcomes, First 5 LA leaders and staff recently joined about 100 data experts and stakeholders from a broad range of...

Early Care and Education (ECE) Environmental Scan
Early Care and Education (ECE) Environmental Scan provides an overview of the ECE-related issues and activities in Los Angeles County in order to...

First 5 LA Funds $3 Million Study to Evaluate Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity
First 5 LA is funding a $3 million, multi-year study to help reduce childhood obesity in Los Angeles County by evaluating the collective impact of...

Reporting Resources
Online Year-End Reporting Resources This page contains resources to support First 5 LA grantees in completing the online Year-End Report...

New Innovative Network Will Create Smarter Use Of Data
For the average person, the term "data linkage" may sound a bit foreign, but for those who advocate for the health and safety for our...

Welcome Baby Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation Request for Proposal
BACKGROUND First 5 LA is seeking a contractor to design and conduct an evaluation of Welcome Baby-a locally designed, free and voluntary home...

Baby-Friendly Hospitals Evaluation
Baby-Friendly Hospital is an international program guided by the World Health Organization (WHO) that encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing...

School Readiness Initiative (SRI) Evaluation
The School Readiness Initiative (SRI) was launched in 2002 in partnership with First 5 California, to improve the ability of families, schools, and...

Partnerships for Families (PFF) Evaluation
Partnerships for Families is a child abuse prevention program designed to address the needs of pregnant women and families with children 5 or younger...

The Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS)
Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), one of First 5 LA's most substantial investments, supports high quality preschool spaces for 4 year olds...

Home Visiting Evaluations
Welcome Baby is a free and voluntary home visiting program being established in 14 Best Start communities across Los Angeles County. The program...

High School Recruitment Pilot Program Evaluation
The High School Recruitment Pilot Program was funded in 2008. The goal of the HSR Pilot Program is to encourage more young people to consider Early...

Healthy Births Evaluation
The Healthy Births Initiative seeks to improve outcomes for pregnant women and their families, reduce subsequent poor birth outcomes in vulnerable...

First 5 LA Technical Assistance Institute Evaluation
First 5 LA recognizes that organizations often need support to develop skills and capacities to successfully provide high quality programs and...

Families, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) Evaluation
The goal of First 5 LA's Families, Friends & Neighbors project is to increase the training and education levels of the license-exempt Early...

Family Literacy Evaluation
The First 5 LA Family Literacy Initiative is a comprehensive program that began in 2002 and was designed to promote lanuage and literacy development...

Early Developmental Screening and Intervention
The earlier that developmental delays are identified and treated, the more likely the child will be to catch up with his peers. Screening and...

Community Opportunities Fund Evaluation
COF reflects a responsive giving approach in support of two types of activities: organizational capacity building and policy and advocacy. COF is one...

Southern California Association for Learning and Results (SCALAR)
The Southern California Association for Learning and Results is a regional association of the Southern California First 5 county commissions. SCALAR...
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