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First 5 Explains: Home Visiting
A new baby brings joy, along with lots of new challenges. For many parents, bringing a newborn home can be overwhelming. But, there are services and...

Parents' Point of View: Selecting a Preschool
What advice would you give to parents who are selecting a preschool...

Commission Summary April 2018
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

Best Start Takes the Next Step
​The little girl was unwashed, wore rumpled clothes and never seemed to smile. She spent most of her time alone at her Compton elementary school...

Legislative Update: Changing the Rules to Make Things Work Better for Children
By Peter Barth, First 5 LA Director of Public Policy and Government AffairsIn a recent Board meeting, First 5 LA Commissioner Judy Abdo described...

What We’re Doing: A Roundup of First 5 LA Events and Activities
#Billion4Babies: Joining a small army of vocal advocates from the Early Childhood Education Coalition, First 5 LA's Senior Policy Strategist Becca...

Connecting Points: Focused on the Work Ahead
By Kim Belshé, Executive Director, First 5 LAThe Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m., unless...

Learning as a Strategic Asset
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. KennedyWhat’s the best way to begin an article on...

What We’re Doing – A Roundup of First 5 LA Events and Activities
First 5 LA Storms D.C.: Colleagues from the Public Policy & Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships Departments joined two different...

Commissioners’ Corner: New Board Members Express Their Priorities
In these brief Q&A sessions, we speak with new board members about the significance of joining the Board of First 5 LA, their priorities for the...

Champion for Children Jennifer Pippard: It’s All about Relationships
Imagine as a child having the freedom to bring up any topic for discussion as desired during family meals? For Jennifer Pippard, it was a wonderful...

Commission Meeting Summary for March 8
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

4 Kids and a Question: National Reading Month

Rx for a Healthy Start
Three tales of how First 5 LA is making a difference.Gobbling Up Good Habits If you made a New Year’s resolution last month &ndash...

What We’re Doing: A Roundup of First 5 LA Events and Activities
Honoring the Honorable: First 5 LA's Vice President of Policy and Strategy Kim Pattillo Brownson received an "Excellence in Civil Engagement...

Parents' Point of View: Flu Season

4 Kids and a Question: Valentine's Day

Commission Summary for February 8, 2018
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

What We’re Doing: A Roundup of First 5 LA Events and Activities
125,000 Frequent Smiles: First 5 LA’s Health Systems Department held the final meeting for the Children’s Dental Health Care Project, a...

Best Start Helps to Enhance El Monte Park
Yadira Lue used to feel hopeless when she would look across the street at Zamora Park from the window of her El Monte home. The poorly illuminated...
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