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We Must Build Strong Children

Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom has made early childhood development...

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Reaching for our North Star

A new baby brings joy to a family. And with each birthday, w...

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Connecting Points: Are We There Yet?

By Kim Belshé, Executive Director of First 5 LAThe Board of...

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Budget Update: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

By Kim Belshé, Executive Director of First 5 LA Earlier th...

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Connecting Points: Are We There Yet?

By Kim Belshé, Executive Director of First 5 LA The Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated, at the First 5 LA offices. All meetings are open to the public, and agendas ar...
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Kim Belshé, Champion for Children: “A Matter of Fairness”

Editor’s Note: With proposals emerging from Washington, D.C. threatening First 5 LA’s mission, values and goals that put child opportunity and well-being at the center, First 5 LA’s new strategic direction and role as an advocate for po...
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First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshé Congratulates Assemblymember Anthony Rendon on His Inauguration as Speaker

Head of Leading Early Childhood Advocacy Organization Looks Forward to Working with Speaker Rendon on Policies to Help Give L.A. County’s Kids the Best Start LOS ANGELES – First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshé offered the follo...
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KIM BELSHE, FORMER SECRETARY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, SELECTED TO LEAD FIRST 5 LA

LOS ANGELES-------- Kim Belshe has been named the new Executive Director of First 5 LA. Belshe, a veteran public administrator and nationally-recognized policy expert, will join the agency in early November. Belshe served as the Secretary of...
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