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Babies, Books and Beyond
During the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on a warm Sunday afternoon in April, First 5 LA...

Help Me Grow-LA: The Doctor is in
“If L.A. County does it, it could and should be done everywhere.”Delivered by Help Me Grow founder Dr. Paul Dworkin to the First 5 LA...

Commission Meeting Summary for May 11, 2017
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: What makes you feel safe?
What makes you feel safe...

Parents' Points of View: Local Elected Officials
Parents' Points of View: Local Elected Officials...

Elevating Parent Voices
“We’re here to talk about the children.”Spoken by a small, bespectacled grandmother by the name of Zonia Sanchez, these seven words...

4 Kids and a Question: What is your favorite thing to do with your parents?

Parents' Point of View: Parents as Champions
What is the most fulfilling aspect of being a parent...

Kim Belshé, Champion for Children: “A Matter of Fairness”
Editor’s Note: With proposals emerging from Washington, D.C. threatening First 5 LA’s mission, values and goals that put child...

Adieu from the Pooh
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the PoohThe quote above, delivered by First 5 LA...

4 Kids and a Question: If a friend is hungry, what would you do?

Parent's Point of View: Helping Homeless Kids

The Power of Partnership
A few years ago, Rochelle McCollum was working as a manager of a dental office in El Monte, making good money and living in a nice home with her six...

March 9 Commission Meeting Summary
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas...

Report: Parents Struggle with Cost, Shortage of Early Care and Education Opportunities
L.A. County Child Care Planning Committee Calls for State, Federal Investments to Address Persistent Gaps in Quality and Access to Subsidized Care...

Advocacy Day 2017: Taking a Seat at the Table
One by one, on a crisp winter evening in downtown Sacramento, the lawmakers shed their coats and ducked into the confines of a darkened lounge not...

4 Kids and a Question: How do you get something you want?
For this months edition of 4 Kids and a Question we asked: How do you get what you want...

Parents' Points of View: Affording Child Care

Champions for Children: Kim Pattillo Brownson
When Kim Pattillo Brownson brought home her first-born child several years ago, she was met with her first moment of deep uncertainty as a new parent...

Commissioners' Corner: A Time of Change
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”- Ralph Waldo EmersonTruer words were...
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