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Commissioners’ Corner: New Commissioners and a New Arrival Ring in the New Year
The New Year brought in a number of exciting new changes to First 5 LA’s Board. During the January 14 meeting, Los Angeles County Supervisor...

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...

First 5 LA Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary for January 14, 2016
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

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...

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...

An Increase in the State’s Prosperity Must Align with Children’s Needs
Budget priorities should address opportunity and achievement gaps for California’s youngest childrenSACRAMENTO — With more than 17 years...

Taking Tots to the Movies: Helpful Hints
By Dedicated Dad‘Tis the season for long winter breaks and holiday outings. In our family, matinee trips to the movie theater were a big...

CalEITC4me
CalEITC: Social Media Tool KitThank you for helping foster economic opportunity for California’s hard working families. With your help we can...

ACCIÓN COMUNITARIA - Best Start Metro LA
First 5 LA funds Best Start Metro LA's newsletter Acción Comunitaria to provide parents and residents in the community a place to share...

The Best Start Book Club
By Dedicated DadAsk any Oprah Winfrey fan about the importance of a “Book Club” and you’ll get a long list of literary masterpieces...

October 8, 2015 Commission Summary of Actions
The Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated at the First 5 LA offices. All meetings...

September 10, 2015 Commission Summary of Actions
September 10, 2015 Commission Summary of ActionsThe Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise...

Rising From the Ashes
Fifty years ago this month, a 12-year-old boy looked outside his window at a night sky that was not black and filled with stars, but painted red and...

Personal Best: Brenda Aguilera Gives Back to Community Where She Was Raised
Return: the act of going back to an earlier state, of giving or putting something back.It is this definition that drives Brenda Aguilera, Best Start...

News and Notes
Two Babies Safely Surrendered In One WeekLos Angeles County’s Safe Surrender program celebrated success for the tenth time this year when a...

Preparing Your Child (and Yourself) for Preschool
Like many parents, Judith Carrasco gets a little anxious at the beginning of each school year.“My daughter, every year she goes to school I&...

Expanded Early Education and Health Coverage Opportunities for the New School Year
New developments in early childhood education during this back-to-school season in Los Angeles County include the creation of Los Angeles Unified...

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...

From Kickstands to Kick-starting Future Academic Achievement
On a Sunday afternoon, the sound of bicycle bells and children’s laughter cut through the sultry summer air. Parents and grandparents smiled...

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...
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