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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...

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...
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