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First 5 LA works with members of our many diverse communities to address various issues that can impact a child's upbringing. From our Best Start Communities throughout LA County to Workforce Development and Systems Improvement, we are working to help all members of our communities be Champions for Our Children.

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A Day of Thanks in December
On a sunny, bright Saturday afternoon in December, leaders from the 14 Best Start communities were honored at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown...

Mayor Opens Door for Best Start Palmdale
Best Start Palmdale had a special acknowledgement when Palmdale Mayor James C. Ledford attended its monthly partnership meeting recently and spoke...

First Public Event for Lake Los Angeles Family Group a Huge Success
Written by Shirley Harriman for the Lake Los Angeles Family Group Newsletter.Last month, the patio and gymnasium of Twin Lakes Community Church was...

Covered California Open Enrollment Has Started
First 5 LA wants to make sure that uninsured children; families; and school, early-learning, and after-school staff get covered. But we need your help...

Best Start Compton-East Compton - Partnership Meeting Materials
Meeting AgendasJanuary 31, 2013 Agenda September 6, 2011 AgendaAugust 4, 2011 AgendaJuly 21, 2011 AgendaJune 7, 2011 AgendaApril 19, 2011 AgendaApril...

Even as Statewide Numbers Drop, Substantiated L.A. County Child Abuse/Neglect Rates Rise
While substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in California dropped 28 percent between 1999 and 2013, the number of such cases among children...

Cost of Raising a Child Nearly a Quarter of a Million Dollars
From food and shelter to child care, transportation to health care, there's no doubt that the necessities of life can come at a high price. In...

More Than Half of California Children Affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences
New research on adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, reveals that 57 percent of children in California have had such experiences, with economic...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Best Start Community Perspectives
We are excited to share with you "Community Perspectives"—inspiring stories of leadership and change from our 14 Best Start...

Community Member Spotlight: Pat Henson
It’s no surprise that a 70-year-old woman with 38 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren would eventually tire of running a children’s...

Helping Families and Kids Off to Their Best Start
A life of service may have been predestined for Public Affairs Officer Alfredo "Freddy" Lee, who comes from a long lineage of community...

Best Start Communities Help Literacy Take Flight for Families
Parents and their children from Best Start Communities are participating in the Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre “Engaging Family in Literacy&...

Community Member Spotlight: Severiana Pablo
Severiana Pablo has lived her 58 years by one simple creed: “One might have a little but we still have to share what we have.&rdquo...

A Cool Idea
The photo says it all.Smiling from ear to ear, a boy in a wheelchair is doused with cool water on a hot day with other joyful children on the new...

Groundbreaking for New Tot Park in South LA
First 5 LA and Best Start celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Avalon and Gage tot park for children and families in Los Angeles on Saturday, May...

VIDEO: Central Long Beach Embarks on “Learning by Doing” Journey
Throughout Los Angeles County, Best Start Community Partnerships have embarked on the “Learning by Doing” journey – Best Start&lsquo...

A Dynamic Duo in Broadway-Manchester
While First Lady Michelle Obama’s health and fitness campaign “Let’s Move” is helping focus the spotlight on raising a...

A Day For Play
Claudia Villanueva's son, Edward, had a problem. The kindergartener would not play with the other children during recess at Western Elementary...

A Game Changer for Nursing Moms
Brilliant. A blessing. A life saver.Those were just a few of the words used to describe First 5 LA's nursing/diaper changing station at the Los...

A (Market) Match Made in Heaven
As First 5 LA develops its new five year strategic plan to help achieve greater clarity, direction, and focus for impact and sustainability for the...
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