What happens to our youngest children today will impact all of us tomorrow. That is why we are an innovator, funder and collaborator working with parents, like-minded organizations, elected officials, community leaders, and many others to help make things work better for young children and their families. One way that we do this is by funding parent coaches to visit newborns and their families in their homes. This supports parents who are trying to make their neighborhoods better for families and shares parenting tips and resources.
Since our inception, First 5 LA has invested approximately $2.2 billion to improve outcomes for children prenatal to age 5 and their families. By investing wisely in our county’s 650,000 youngest children, we are helping to positively affect their development during these early years and effectively structure the framework for their futures in California’s largest county.
At First 5 LA we’ve learned that we must connect and collaborate, fund and advocate for kids by focusing on systems that have the most significant effect on them, like education and healthcare, as well as the most important people and places they need, like family and community.
We’re using our knowledge and expertise to urge leaders and decision-makers to prioritize kids and help make policies and other services work better for them.
When parents get the help they need when they need it, they can prepare their kids to thrive and enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life.
When together we give kids their best start, not only do they benefit... but we all succeed.