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First 5 LA Announces New Department Directors and Management Structure
Updated Structure Will Enable First 5 LA to More Effectively Advance Key Outcome Areas to Benefit KidsLos Angeles- First 5 LA today announced new...

Intermediary for the Early Care and Education Policy and Advocacy Fund RFQ
The Early Care and Education Policy and Advocacy Fund (Fund) is a multi-year initiative that reflects First 5 LA’s understanding that access to...

First 5 LA Names John Wagner as Executive Vice President
Wagner to Lead First 5 LA’s Efforts to Help Integrate and Coordinate County Services to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their...

Community Garden Sprouts, New Housing for Homeless Families
The seeds of a five-year investment to improve access to fresh produce by First 5 LA reached full bloom in late July with the grand opening of...

July Commission Summary – Year 1 Strategic Plan Update
Oh, what a year it’s been!In an innovative Commission Meeting on July 14, First 5 LA staff presented an update on the first year of the 2015...

A Legacy of Leadership – First 5 LA’s Teresa Nuno Helps Lay the Foundation for the Future
Growing up as one of 13 children in Chicago, Teresa Nuno learned early in life the value of her immigrant parents’ efforts to create a better...

4 People and a Point to Ponder – “How Do Parents Take Time for Self Care?”
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...

To Play in L.A.: Kids, Parks, Places and Spaces
Mercedes Cruz will never forget the afternoon when the bullets started flying.She was sitting on a bench in Ruben F. Salazar Park in East Los Angeles...

4 People and a Point to Ponder – “What Lessons Can Sports Teach Young Children?
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...

Commission Summary for June 9, 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 – New Leader Named, Best Start News
First 5 LA has named Daniela Pineda as the Vice President of Integration and Learning, becoming the final addition to the executive leadership team at...

Focus On: Fathers, Imprisonment and the Impact on Kids
By Mia Foreman, First 5 LA Program Development Officer More than 5 million children in the U.S. have had a parent who lived with them go to jail or...

Champions for Children: John Wagner, First 5 LA’s Favorite Adopted Son
As a young child growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John A. Wagner once worked hard in his early education class crafting a green and red chain of...

First 5 LA Launches Innovative Public Awareness Campaign to Support Parents and Caregivers
First Phase of Multiyear Campaign Focuses on Raising Awareness and Understanding of Challenges of Parenting, Helping Parents and Caregivers in L.A...

Final California Budget Includes Significant Investments for Quality Early Childhood Education Programs and Services
As a leading early childhood education advocate, First 5 LA thanks the Governor and the California State Assembly and Senate for making the state&...

A Most Welcome Visitor
When LaQuita went to a South Bay area hospital six months into her pregnancy, she was so troubled – both mentally and physically – that...

LAUP and First 5 LA Enter New Chapter Together
Sometimes a conclusion becomes the first chapter of a new beginning.Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is in transition from the past into the...

New Budget for 2016-17, New Leader Joins Team
Highlighting the agency’s commitment to living within its means during a declining funding curve, First 5 LA’s Commission unanimously...

Commission Summary for May 12 Board Meeting
“Home visiting is a great area of potential partnership between First 5 LA and the County.” - Board Chair and L.A. County Supervisor...

Commissioner’s Corner - Best Wishes to Suzanne Bostwick and Welcome to Brandon Nichols
Two significant changes to the First 5 LA Board took place in May: Commissioner Suzanne Bostwick retired from her four-year role as a Board alternate...
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