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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...

DataFest Draws Early Childhood Advocates
In an effort to improve child outcomes, First 5 LA leaders and staff recently joined about 100 data experts and stakeholders from a broad range of...

February 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 of...

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...
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