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Governor Brown Urged to Build Legacy as a Champion for California’s Youngest Children
Download this press release »First 5 LA Urges Billion Dollar Investment in Early Learning for Infants and Toddlers Backs Gov. Brown...

Lawmakers Urged to Recognize Importance of Young Children at First 5 Advocacy Day 2018
Capitol Lawn Event Marks 20th Anniversary of Voters' Approval of Prop 10 that Created First 5 Network, Honors Several State Legislators as "...

Connecting Points – Achieving Lasting Change for L.A.’s Youngest Children
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...

First 5 Explains: Early Learning
The early years of a child’s life lay the foundation for success in school and life. According to research, 90 percent of a child’s brain...

First 5 Explains: Developmental Screenings/Early Intervention
Early Identification and Intervention:The early years of a child’s life are critical for building the foundation needed for success later in...

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
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...
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