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:
- The Immigration Advocates Network (list of resources)
- The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), 1-888-6CHIRLA or (213) 353 1333
- Immigration Center for Women and Children, 213-614-1165
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