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What We’re Reading
Kick back this Memorial Day by reading the latest news, research and articles of interest that touch upon issues affecting parents and children from...

Governor Brown Proposes Only Minimal Increases in Quality Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Coalition calls on California State Assembly and Senate to make quality early childhood education top priority(Sacramento...

Learning by Doing: Home Visiting Program Practitioners Converge on D.C.
Just as new parents learn and grow from their experience, the field of Home Visiting — programs designed to support parents and caregivers with...

Coffee, Tea or Milk? Answer to What Parents Give Their Toddlers May Surprise You
Not only are some adults encouraging our smallest children to dress like adults (Toddlers in Tiaras) but a new study shows that a growing number of...

Honoring Early Childhood Educators in Los Angeles County
Teachers made a difference in her life. Now she is working to do the same for the young children in her classroom. Living as a child in El Salvador...

There’s No Place Like Home
All new moms want to do their best to raise a healthy baby, but may be uncertain or even feel overwhelmed at times after bringing their newborn home...

What We’re Reading
Welcome to our newest feature where share the latest news, research and articles of interest that touch upon issues affecting parents and children...

“Baby Shower” Provides Moms with Networking, Resource Opportunities
A few rain clouds didn’t keep more than 100 enthusiastic young moms away from attending “A Healthy Start” baby shower on a recent...

Twitter “Garden” Party Dishes on Drought, Kid-Friendly Gardening
“I’m new at this and would love input on specific plants. Especially kid friendly,” tweeted Julie Schneider. First 5 LA was happy to...

And Now, This Message from Mom
As we often say here at First 5 LA, a parent is a child’s first teacher. Below, First 5 LA staffers who have experienced the joys – and...

Making Good for Mothers
From voluntary home visiting to Best Start, tot parks to community gardens, the stories below reveal how First 5 LA makes a difference in the lives of...

A “Brunch” of Research to Feast Upon
While many moms will be treated to brunch at their favorite restaurants this Sunday, First 5 LA hopes parents will feast on this collection of online...

Around the World, Moms Want the Same for Their Kids
Given the focus of First 5 LA – providing positive outcomes for Los Angeles County’s youngest children and their families – it&rsquo...

California Infants Remain at High Risk Following Initial Report of Maltreatment
A First 5 LA-funded study by the Children’s Data Network at the University of Southern California School of Social Work has found that 60...

The Healing Fields
For Sithary Ly, living in Long Beach over the last 17 years with her husband, Bovannak, life has been a constant stream of adjusting to a world much...

LAUP Launches Vocabulary-Building Toolset to Help Close 30-Million Word Gap Between Low- and High-Income Children
By exposing them to as many words as possible, parents have the power to boost their child’s development. As part of the rollout of its Clinton...

From Books to Breastfeeding, First 5 LA Helps Parents at LA Times Festival of Books
From breastfeeding babies to diaper-changing dads, the First 5 LA booths gave a welcome respite to hundreds of families who joined the...

New Report Shows Greater Need for High-Quality Early Education Programs
Despite improvements over recent years, our nation continues to fall short in offering families affordable, quality preschool programs to improve a...

Keeping Her Eye on the Ball
“Know where to throw the ball before you catch it,” was an early lesson Leanne Negron – a First 5 LA Senior Program Officer in the...

Native Americans Challenged by Childhood Obesity
Vivian Garcia says her favorite treat growing up as a child, and still today, is fry bread. “I just took my daughter Kaia to a powwow, and the...
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