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First 5 LA and Abriendo Puertas Launch New Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Early Care and Education for Latino Families in L.A. County
LOS ANGELES-- Today, First 5 LA launched a new strategic partnership with Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, an evidence-based program that supports...

A Banner Year for Best Start
Elevating the voice of the community to help create change to benefit kids and their families is the core work being done in Best Start communities...

Parents Sound Off on Governor’s Budget
When Michelle Catalan moved from Los Angeles to Orange County, she discovered that the nearby preschool had an impossibly long waiting list for her...

The Impact of Gov. Brown’s Proposed Budget on Young Children and Families
The following is a brief overview of key elements of Gov. Brown’s proposed 2017-18 budget affecting young children and their families within...

Heartwarming Stories of Success
A little boy who hates school gains new sight and insight. A mother of a baby girl with Down syndrome is uplifted by caring professionals. A single...

What We’re Doing: Promoting Education, Recognizing Work-Life Balance
First 5 LA Helps Welcome New L.A. Compact Signers to Promote EducationIn a move that expands a broad coalition of governmental, business, nonprofit...

Best Start Leadership Honored
Sometimes, you just need to say “Thank You” . . . dozens and dozens of times.The 2nd Annual Best Start Leadership Appreciation event...

Champions for Children: Daniela Pineda - A Yearning for Learning
Scattered amongst the office shelves and corners of Daniela Pineda’s desk are a bevy of notebooks in all shapes, sizes and colors. Enough, in...

Commission Summary for November 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 Kids and a Question
“If you could give someone you love – your parents, grandparents, brother or sister – anything they want for a holiday present, what...

Staying Focused in Times of Change
As watchful eyes focus on how the White House and Congress transition to a new administration, what remains unclear is how these changes will steer...

Champions for Children Profile – Carl Gayden
As a young boy growing up in Oakland, Carl Gayden was, well, a bit spoiled.“What kid has a G.I. Joe aircraft carrier?” he recalled.But...

4 Kids and a Question - What are You Grateful for?
This month’s question: “What are You Grateful for?&rdquo...

Promotores Conference Inspires Best Start Members
When Natalya Seals recently went to the Visión y Compromiso 14th annual Conference of Promotores, Leaders and Community Workers in Ontario for...

October 2016 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 of...

A Change for the Better: Learning and Leading at First 5 LA
As a boy growing up in Bakersfield, California, Armando Jimenez often spent time at his family’s small Mexican restaurant. It was there that he...

Champions for Children – Christina Altmayer
Peer Pressure. Pop Quizzes. Pimples.Yes, 8th grade can be a challenging time for a teenager. Christina Altmayer faced all these tests growing up on...

September 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 of...

4 People and a Point to Ponder – “How Did the Arts Shape Your Childhood?”
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...

New USC Report Touts Best Start Impact
Connecting the dots between strengthening families and building community, the latest “snapshot” by the Children’s Data Network (CDN...
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