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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...

From Schoolhouse to Statehouse - First 5 LA Helps Build Coalition for High Quality ECE
When Joshua was 2 years old, his high energy and aptitude for learning prompted his stay-at-home mother Marlene Cole to seek out a high quality day...

State Legislative Update: Will Gov. Brown Sign These Bills?
As Chaucer said, “Time and tide wait for no man.”Even if you’re the governor of California. Gov. Jerry Brown has until September 30...

First 5 LA Shares Expertise on Home Visiting, Family Leave
From statewide gatherings in Sacramento to local neighborhood talks in Eagle Rock, First 5 LA leaders spent the month of August sharing their...

4 People and a Point to Ponder – What law would you make for parents to follow?
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...

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
Posting updated on September 22, 2016 extending application deadline through October 5, 2016 by 5:00 pm Pacific Time.The Early Care and Education...

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&...
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