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Recap of our #First5Chat on Community Connection
What does community mean to you and your family? Research shows that strong connections to a community can make people happier, feel better and cope...

Parenting Guides
Parenting Guide – Winter 2017Fall 2016 Parenting Guide - Building OptimismParenting Guide - Summer 2016Spring 2016 Parenting GuideWinter 2016...

4 People and a Point to Ponder – What law would you make for parents to follow?
First 5 LA’s vision is a future where every child prenatal to age 5 in Los Angeles County grows up healthy, protected and ready to succeed in...

Learn More About First 5 LA
First 5 LA believes that the first 5 years of life establish the foundation for the future success of our children. We put parents at the center of...

Our June #First5Chat on Fatherhood
Father’s Day is fast approaching and we’re celebrating dads! Join our #First5Chat as we direct dads toward parenting support and...

First 5 LA Saves the (Rainy) Day at Book Fair
“Awesome.” “Thoughtful.” “Smart.” Those were just a few of the words used to describe the breastfeeding and diaper...

Early Childhood Matters - Issue 1
Early Childhood Matters Provides Monthly In-Depth Features, Latest News on Giving Kids the Best Start...

4 People and a Point to Ponder
First 5 LA’s vision is a future where every child prenatal to age 5 in Los Angeles County grows up healthy, protected and ready to succeed in...

Learning Between Generations
“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother,” goes the old Italian proverb. While nothing beats the unconditional love between...

Nurturing an Attitude of Gratitude
What are you thankful for? Studies show that being grateful for what you have helps reduce stress, boosts self-esteem and a sense of satisfaction with...

Healthy Desserts
What do a smooth, chocolatey pudding and a creamy, peanut butter and banana frozen dessert have in common? These delicious, family-friendly sweet...

Homemade Gifts to Make and Give
‘Tis the season for giving! Make up a batch of this clay for homemade presents that family members will cherish. This pliable, smooth white clay...

Learning Between Generations
When a day care center opened in a Seattle senior center, the connection that happened between the very young and the very old was powerful, with both...

Parenting Guides
Parenting Guide – Winter 2017 Fall 2016 Parenting Guide - Building Optimism Parenting Guide - Summer 2016 Spring 2016 Parenting Guide Winter...

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RSVP for our September #First5Chat on Arts Education in Early Childhood
RSVP to enter to win gifts that inspire creativity from First 5 LA and join our #First5Chat on ArtsEd in early childhood...

Preschool Prep from a Dad’s Point of View
By Dedicated DadBelieve it or not, the back-to-school talk is starting to ramp again. And who would have thought that it applies to my 2-and-a-half...

Playing the ACE Card
By Pegah Faed, First 5 LA Research AnalystInformation for this article came from articles on ACESTooHigh.com and interviews by Jane Stevens, Founder...

The Kids Are Alright: What We’re Reading
Here is the latest news, notes, research and other items of interest that we’re reading to inform our view of the issues affecting parents and...
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