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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...

When Digital Divides
Amberlyn Garrubba was consumed. At mealtime with her husband and three children under 5 years old, the Palmdale mother sometimes served their dinner...

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...

Success Story: Program Identifies, Helps Kids with Developmental Delays
When her son Johnny was just a toddler, Natalie noticed that he was experiencing behavioral difficulties. “At 3-years-old, I’d take him to...

Commission Summary for March 10, 2016 Board Meeting
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

Focus On: Trauma-Informed Care
Research reveals that exposure to trauma in childhood is associated with many long-term issues into adulthood, including anxiety, depression and PTSD...

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...
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