Spotlight on First 5 LA Partners and Current Affairs

Good News for California Families

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for 2018-2019 takes significant steps forward in prioritizing children from ages 0–5. The budget includes support for many programs that benefit young children, including pre-and-post natal support offered through home visiting, health coverage and quality early learning.

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

First 5 LA has partnered with Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors), a program that supports Latino parents as their child’s first teacher. Based on research, the program addresses the education, health, and social and emotional well-being of Latino children ages 0–5. The goal? To significantly increase the number of kids who achieve success in school and life.

Concerned About Immigration Issues?

Los Angeles has low or no-cost resources to help:


Parenting by the Numbers:

3: Percentage of births that are twins

4: Number of inches a baby’s head grows in the first year

10 million: Number of nerve cells in a newborn’s brain (and it decreases throughout life!)

300: Number of times a child laughs in a day

$7,000: Average amount new parents spend on a baby in his or her first year

Protect Your Family from the COVID-19 Surge

Protect Your Family from the COVID-19 Surge

Protect Your Family from the COVID-19 Surge COVID-19 cases are growing faster than ever before in California. With the number of cases of COVID-19 in California recently surpassing 1,000,000, Governor Newsom recently announced new, immediate actions to curb COVID-19...

The Big Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Stepfather

The Big Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Stepfather

The Big Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Stepfather I was raised by my stepfather. Now I get to be a stepdad to someone else and it's wonderful. By Gustavo Muñiz, First 5 LA Graphic Designer When I was around 24, I started proclaiming that I wanted to be a father....

November, 2020 Books

November, 2020 Books

November, 2020 Books November 7th is Book Lover’s Day! Curl up and enjoy one of these books… Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw Lola loves the library! She listens to story-telling and gets to bring her favorite books home with her....

November, 2020 Activities

November, 2020 Activities

November, 2020 Activities November is Native American Heritage Month! What tribes live in L.A. county? Count the number of windows in your living room. Today is the United States’ General Election. Tell your child about the importance of voting! I spy… something brick...

Adoptive Families: Parent Stories & Resources

Adoptive Families: Parent Stories & Resources

Adoptive Families: Parent Stories & Resources Did you know that 1 of every 50 American children is adopted? That’s 1.5 million kids — around 135,000 new adoptees a year. Celebrate National Adoption Day this November by learning more… Advocates note that adoption...

Why Gratitude Matters

Why Gratitude Matters

Why Gratitude Matters If you’ve had moments of feeling weary, anxious and uncertain — or worse — during the long and difficult pandemic, you are not alone. While it can be hard to find gratitude in times of upheaval and loss, acknowledging what we still have now is...

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