What happens to our children today will impact all of us tomorrow
Since our inception, First 5 LA has invested approximately $2.2 billion to improve outcomes for children prenatal to age 5 and their families.About Us
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.LEARN MORE
First 5 LA, in partnership with others, strengthens families, communities, and systems of services and supports so all children in L.A. County enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life.
Throughout Los Angeles’ diverse communities, all children are born healthy and raised in a safe, loving and nurturing environment so that they grow up healthy in mind, body and spirit, are eager to learn, with opportunities to reach their full potential.
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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.Read More
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.