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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...

Q & A with Los Angeles County Supervisor and First 5 LA Board Chair Sheila James Kuehl
In the interview below, Supervisor Kuehl discusses her greatest concerns for Los Angeles County children, her aspirations for First 5 LA during 2016...

First 5 LA Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary for February 11, 2016
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
Each month, Executive Director Kim Belshé reports to the Board the highlights and key developments made in the work of First 5 LA and the...

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...

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...

Recap of our March “First Friendships” #First5Chat
Twitter Chat Details:When: Tuesday, March 1 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PSTFollow: @First5LA @First5LAParents @F5LABestStartGuest Panel: Joann...

Get the Facts: Details on the Zika Virus Disease
Click on the Links Below for the Latest News and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the Zika Virus Disease from the Los Angeles County...

In Depth: Building Stronger Families
Ver en español»As a young child growing up, Maria Contreras bore witness to years of domestic abuse suffered by her mother. After she...

What We’re Doing: First 5 LA’s Latest News
Each month, Executive Director Kim Belshé reports to the Board the highlights and key developments made in the work of First 5 LA and the...

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...
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