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LA Advance - Learning Session
How can we better support those who are teaching and caring for L.A. County’s youngest children? To answer...

From Schoolhouse to Statehouse - First 5 LA Helps Build Coalition for High Quality ECE
When Joshua was 2 years old, his high energy and aptitude for learning prompted his stay-at-home mother Marlene Cole to seek out a high quality day...

First 5 LA Shares Expertise on Home Visiting, Family Leave
From statewide gatherings in Sacramento to local neighborhood talks in Eagle Rock, First 5 LA leaders spent the month of August sharing their...

They Help Parents Rescue their Children; One of the Goals is to Increase the Possibilities of Success
First 5 LA would like to acknowledge the Trauma-Informed Care workgroup’s support for this feature in Hoy Los Angeles, the LA Times' Spanish...

Help Me Grow–LA Launches to Improve Developmental Outcomes
Years ago, First 5 LA Commissioner Cynthia Harding said reaching out for help about her child's development left her feeling confused and helpless...

LAUP and First 5 LA Enter New Chapter Together
Sometimes a conclusion becomes the first chapter of a new beginning.Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is in transition from the past into the...

A Most Welcome Visitor
When LaQuita went to a South Bay area hospital six months into her pregnancy, she was so troubled – both mentally and physically – that...

Trauma-Informed Care Systems Change
Why the Early Years Matter What happens to our youngest children today will impact all of us tomorrow. When we dedicate attention and resources to...

Success Story: Program Identifies, Helps Kids with Developmental Delays
When her son Johnny was just a toddler, Natalie noticed that he was experiencing behavioral difficulties. “At 3-years-old, I’d take him to...

A Cry for Help Leads to a Ray of Hope
Desiree Puentes could only pray for help. The young mother was struggling to raise four children in Monterey Park in 2013 while caring for her bed...

Success Story: Home Is Where the Heart Is
As a young child, Shaquan Wilson was separated from her mother and sent to live in a string of foster homes that shattered her sense of security...

Parent Child Interaction Therapy - A Kinship Case
“One of the most important target populations – partly because they are so underserved – is relative caregivers. PCIT can give...

Welcome Baby
Welcome Baby provides L.A. County pregnant women and new moms with information, support and a trusted partner to help you through the journey of...

Home Visiting Programs
Parents are at the center of First 5 LA’s work. This is because parents, including caregivers, are at the heart of a child’s development...

Select Home Visitation models
Healthy Families America (HFA)First 5 LA has invested in 11 organizations that implement the Healthy Families America home visiting model in the...

Families Come Together for Panorama City Playground Kickoff
Summer just got a lot cooler for young children in Panorama City and surrounding communities. No, the temperature isn’t going down. Instead...

First 5 LA Budget Proposed for 2015–16 Puts Focus on Children and Families
A $228.2 million budget for First 5 LA has been proposed for fiscal year 2015–2016, the first budget under the agency’s new five-year...

Making Good for Mothers
From voluntary home visiting to Best Start, tot parks to community gardens, the stories below reveal how First 5 LA makes a difference in the lives of...

A Chance to Play Together
When 10-year-old Taylor would go to the local park in Bellflower, she could only watch as her 8-year-old sister, Sadie, enjoyed herself on the swings...

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT works with parents and children together to improve the quality of the parent‐child relationship and to teach parents the skills necessary to...
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