First 5 LA Strategic Plan

The 2020-2028 Strategic Plan articulates our commitment to making systems more family-centered and child-focused; in short, to help make systems work better for all families of Los Angeles County. The Strategic Plan builds on First 5 LA’s focus on systems change and our work with many partners to ensure that by 2028 — all children in Los Angeles County will enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life — a bold goal we refer to as First 5 LA’s “North Star.”

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Speaking Out: Local Reaction to Gov. Newsom’s Early Childhood Budget Proposals

A child care worker worries she will lose income if paid fam...

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First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshé Joins Early Childhood Advocates in Strong Opposition to the Public Charge Ruling

On January 30, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servic...

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Looking to the Future of Early Childhood in California: An Analysis of Gov. Newsom's Proposed 2020-2021 Budget

After the groundbreaking and historic investments made in ea...

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Making the News: Who Really Pays for Family Leave? Who Should? A Conversation Worth Having

Did you know 40% of Americans can't cover a $400 emergency e...

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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.

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