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

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day Indigenous Peoples' Day — while not a federal holiday — is recognized on the second Monday in October by many cities and states in the United States, including the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and California. The day...

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day While Americans traditionally celebrate July 4th as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence which declared the original colonies to be free from British rule, the reality of the matter is that not everyone...

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