First 5, 20 Years, Our Kids, Our Future

What We Believe

First 5 LA’s priorities are driven by our vision and commitment for all children of Los Angeles County families to enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life. When families are strong and communities are supportive, children have a far better chance of achieving their optimal development and acquiring the skills necessary for success. It’s why we recognize that families are at the center of our work.


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Making the News: Should Vaccinations Be Immune to Politics?

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Why Investing in Early Childhood Is Everyone’s Business

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Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Summit Draws Hundreds Together

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​Should You Talk With Your Young Children About Race?

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The result of these three things – focus, collaboration and participation – has amplified our mission, work and importance. -Sheila Kuehl

L.A. County Supervisor and First 5 LA Commission Chair Sheila Kuehl pointed out the trajectory of First 5 LA in the areas of focus, collaboration and participation: Focusing on how our investments engage communities and partners; using what we learn from our programs to better collaborate with other partners; and participating with partners like the county during a time of diminishing revenues.
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What’s the status of children prenatal to age 5 and their families?

Learn more about why the work First 5 LA and it’s partners do is so important in L.A. County here.