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Report Names Lasting, Traumatic Effects of Homelessness on Young Children in L.A. County, First 5 LA Calls for Trauma-informed Approach to Help Kids
Lower Academic Scores, Poorer Health Among Homeless Children Prompts Leading Children’s Advocate to Recommend a Trauma-Informed Approach to Help...

First 5 LA Invests In Key Early Care and Education Policy and Advocacy Partnerships
Download this press release »Five-Year, $15 Million Investment Will Strengthen Existing Policy and Advocacy Efforts to Expand and Improve Early...

First 5 LA Addresses Impact of Immigration Fears on Young Children
Download this press release »First 5 LA Pledges to Work with Organizations to Help Parents Understand their Rights to Receive Services for Their...

First 5 LA Budget Prioritizes Systems Change to Benefit L.A. County Kids and Families
Download this press release as a PDF»LOS ANGELES – Recognizing the challenges facing Los Angeles County’s 625,000 kids aged 0-5 are...

Brown's Revised Budget Restores Promised Early Care and Education Funding, But More Work To Do
First 5 LA to Work with Governor, Legislature, Advocates and Parents to Help Make California a Place Where Young Children Can ThriveLOS ANGELES &ndash...

First 5 LA’s 2017 State Legislative Agenda Advocates for Access to Critical Services for Young Children and Families
Agenda Calls for Long-lasting Policy Changes to Improve Health Services, Child Care Eligibility and Access to Early Care and Education for Foster...

First 5 LA Promotes Importance of Early Learning Opportunities for Kids and Families at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
First 5 LA Will Highlight Importance of Talking, Reading and Singing to Children, and Offer Breastfeeding and Diaper Changing Stations On-site for...

National “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” Campaign Comes to L.A. County
Campaign Will Promote Importance of Early Language and Brain Development to New ParentsLOS ANGELES – Celebrating National Reading Month, First 5...

Report: Parents Struggle with Cost, Shortage of Early Care and Education Opportunities
L.A. County Child Care Planning Committee Calls for State, Federal Investments to Address Persistent Gaps in Quality and Access to Subsidized Care...

Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Programs that Help Our County’s Children Thrive
First 5 LA Concerned Kids Could Face Waves of Setbacks in State & Federal Investments in Young ChildrenLOS ANGELES – Children’s health...

First 5 LA: Early Care and Education Is a Calling, and a Career
Renews Investment in Statewide Early Care and Education Workforce Registry to Boost Professional Development Opportunities and Streamline PaperworkLOS...

First 5 LA and Abriendo Puertas Launch New Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Early Care and Education for Latino Families in L.A. County
LOS ANGELES-- Today, First 5 LA launched a new strategic partnership with Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, an evidence-based program that supports...

Brown Administration Misses Opportunity to Make Needed Investments in Early Care and Education
Governor Delays Promised Investments in Young Children, Stalling Future Economic Growth LOS ANGELES – Despite continued growth in revenues...

First 5 LA Launches Innovative Public Awareness Campaign to Support Parents and Caregivers
First Phase of Multiyear Campaign Focuses on Raising Awareness and Understanding of Challenges of Parenting, Helping Parents and Caregivers in L.A...

Final California Budget Includes Significant Investments for Quality Early Childhood Education Programs and Services
As a leading early childhood education advocate, First 5 LA thanks the Governor and the California State Assembly and Senate for making the state&...

First 5 LA’s Fiscal Year 16-17 Budget Aims to Make a Broader Impact for Children and Families Across L.A. County
Budget Advances Emphasis on Sustainable Public Financing, Public Policy and Systems-level ChangeLOS ANGELES – First 5 LA’s Board of...

Governor Brown Proposes No Funding Increases for Quality Early Childhood Education Programs and Services
First 5 LA, a Leading Early Childhood Education Advocate, Calls on the California State Assembly and Senate to Ensure Quality Early Childhood...

First 5 LA Announces 2016 Legislative Agenda
Board Chair Calls Advocacy Efforts Critical to Achieving Policy and Systems Change to Benefit ChildrenLOS ANGELES– As part of its mission to...

First 5 LA Names Christina Altmayer as Vice President of Programs and Carl Gayden as Senior Director of Administration
LOS ANGELES – First 5 LA, a leading public grantmaking and child advocacy organization, today named Christina Altmayer as Vice President of...

First 5 LA Commission Names New Chair and Vice-Chair For 2016
Supervisor Kuehl Calls Commission’s Work Important, Plans to Focus on Creating Partnerships, Alternative Sources of Funding to Help Support...
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