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Budget Update: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
By Kim Belshé, Executive Director of First 5 LAEarlier this week Legislative leaders passed the State Budget for the Fiscal Year that begins on...

Connecting Points: Budgeting for the Future
By Kim Belshé, Executive Director, First 5 LAThe Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m., unless...

A Capitol Day for Early Childhood Advocacy
On a recent flight from Los Angeles to Sacramento, First 5 LA Commissioner Yvette Martinez spoke with a fourth grade teacher about the lack of early...

Commission Meeting Summary for May 10, 2018
Highlights from the May 10 Commission meeting include approval to amend a Strategic Partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public...

Young Best Start Moms Take Their Case to State Capitol
When Evelin Balbuena-Galvez was six weeks pregnant as a sophomore in Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, she slipped and fell in the shower, missing a...

Taking a Stand – as a Child, a Mom and an Advocate
I began standing up for young children when I was only a 7-year-old child.When I was growing up in Mexico, a young boy named Noe and his grandmother...

What We’re Doing – A Roundup of First 5 LA Events and Activities
Promise of Care: First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshé was honored as a Community Health Champion early this month at Eisner Health's &#...

Parents and Communities Create New Local Leadership for First 5 LA Place-based Effort
New, Regional Structure of Best Start Communities Intended to Help Amplify Voices for Young KidsLOS ANGELES – Acting on broad...

Governor Brown Urged to Build Legacy as a Champion for California’s Youngest Children
Download this press release »First 5 LA Urges Billion Dollar Investment in Early Learning for Infants and Toddlers Backs Gov. Brown...

Lawmakers Urged to Recognize Importance of Young Children at First 5 Advocacy Day 2018
Capitol Lawn Event Marks 20th Anniversary of Voters' Approval of Prop 10 that Created First 5 Network, Honors Several State Legislators as "...

Connecting Points – Achieving Lasting Change for L.A.’s Youngest Children
By Kim Belshé, Executive Director, First 5 LAThe Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m., unless...

First 5 Explains: Early Learning
The early years of a child’s life lay the foundation for success in school and life. According to research, 90 percent of a child’s brain...

First 5 Explains: Developmental Screenings/Early Intervention
Early Identification and Intervention:The early years of a child’s life are critical for building the foundation needed for success later in...

First 5 Explains: Home Visiting
A new baby brings joy, along with lots of new challenges. For many parents, bringing a newborn home can be overwhelming. But, there are services and...

Parents' Point of View: Selecting a Preschool
What advice would you give to parents who are selecting a preschool...

Commission Summary April 2018
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

Best Start Takes the Next Step
​The little girl was unwashed, wore rumpled clothes and never seemed to smile. She spent most of her time alone at her Compton elementary school...

Legislative Update: Changing the Rules to Make Things Work Better for Children
By Peter Barth, First 5 LA Director of Public Policy and Government AffairsIn a recent Board meeting, First 5 LA Commissioner Judy Abdo described...

What We’re Doing: A Roundup of First 5 LA Events and Activities
#Billion4Babies: Joining a small army of vocal advocates from the Early Childhood Education Coalition, First 5 LA's Senior Policy Strategist Becca...

Connecting Points
By Kim Belshé, Executive Director, First 5 LAThe Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m., unless...
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