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Apr 04, 2017, 09:02 ET Preschool Quality Makes Big Impact on Smallest L.A. County Residents

First 5 LA released the latest edition of the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS), highlighting the impact quality teachers, nurturing...


Mar 29, 2017, 09:02 ET National "Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" Campaign Comes to L.A. County

Celebrating National Reading Month, First 5 LA and Too Small to Fail today announced a strategic partnership that will bring the national "Talking...


Mar 20, 2017, 12:02 ET Report: Los Angeles County Parents May Pay Nearly Half Their Income for Early Care and Education As Many Struggle with Shortage of Infant and Toddler Care

Parents with two children may pay nearly half their wages for child care in Los Angeles County, even as licensed early care and education centers...


Mar 16, 2017, 21:19 ET Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Programs that Help Our County's Children Thrive

Children's health and education would be among the greatest casualties in Los Angeles County under cuts outlined in the Trump Administration's...


Mar 13, 2017, 09:02 ET First 5 LA: Early Care and Education Is a Calling, and a Career

First 5 LA, a leading early childhood advocacy organization, announced it will extend its strategic partnership with the Child Care Alliance of Los...


Feb 07, 2017, 13:00 ET First 5 LA y Abriendo Puertas anuncian nueva asociación estratégica para fortalecer el desarrollo y educación infantil para familias latinas en el Condado de Los Ángeles

First 5 LA lanzó hoy una nueva asociación estratégica con Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, un programa basado en evidencia que apoya el papel de...


Feb 07, 2017, 13:00 ET First 5 LA and Abriendo Puertas Launch New Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Early Care and Education for Latino Families in L.A. County

Today, First 5 LA launched a new strategic partnership with Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, an evidence-based program that supports parents as...


Jan 30, 2017, 13:35 ET Advocating for California's Most Precious Resource: Our Kids

At a time of uncertainty and challenging decisions ahead, leaders from First 5 commissions from throughout the state will journey to the state...


Jan 10, 2017, 23:26 ET First 5 LA: Brown Administration Misses Opportunity to Make Needed Investments in Early Care and Education

Despite continued growth in revenues, Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget for FY 2017-18 eliminates promised investments for young children...


Aug 30, 2016, 17:00 ET First 5 LA Announces New Department Directors and Management Structure

 First 5 LA today announced new department directors and a management structure designed to strengthen its ability to effectively execute its...


Aug 22, 2016, 19:20 ET First 5 LA Names John Wagner as Executive Vice President

First 5 LA, an early childhood advocacy and public grantmaking organization, today named Chief Operating Officer John Wagner as its Executive Vice...


Jul 07, 2016, 13:30 ET First 5 LA Launches Innovative Public Awareness Campaign to Support Parents and Caregivers with Tips, Ideas and Resources to Benefit Children in L.A. County

First 5 LA, a leading early childhood advocate and public grantmaker, today formally announced the launch of a new, innovative Family Strengthening...


Jun 16, 2016, 10:01 ET Final California Budget Includes Significant Investments for Quality Early Childhood Education Programs and Services

 In a significant victory for California's youngest children, their families and early education professionals, early childhood funding will...


Jun 13, 2016, 15:40 ET First 5 LA's Fiscal Year 16-17 Budget Aims to Make a Broader Impact for Children and Families Across L.A. County

First 5 LA's Board of Commissioners today approved a fiscal year 2016-2017 budget that advances the organization's emphasis on sustainable public...


Jun 08, 2016, 20:30 ET First 5 LA Names Daniela Pineda, Ph.D. as Vice President of Integration & Learning

 First 5 LA, a leading public grantmaking and child advocacy organization, today named Daniela Pineda, Ph.D. as Vice President of Integration...


Jun 02, 2016, 20:15 ET First 5 LA Names Kim Pattillo Brownson as Vice President of Policy & Strategy

 First 5 LA, a leading public grantmaking and child advocacy organization, today named Kim Pattillo Brownson as Vice President of Policy and...


Jul 22, 2014, 17:00 ET Early Learning Advocates Respond to the First Five Years Fund poll that Points to Strong Bipartisan Support for High Quality Early Education

Results from the First Five Years poll, which surveyed 800 registered voters across the political spectrum, found that 71 percent of respondents...


Jan 17, 2014, 14:00 ET Statement From First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshe on the President's Signing of 2014 Omnibus Bill

 "The Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus spending bill, signed today by President Obama, expands funding for early childhood education programs and takes...


Jan 07, 2014, 18:01 ET Statement from First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshe Regarding Steinberg "Transitional Kindergarten for All" Proposal to Expand Access to Early Education in California

 "We commend Senator Steinberg and his colleagues for continuing to strongly support high quality early education and welcome state...


Nov 15, 2013, 14:31 ET First 5 LA Commission Funds Implementation of Best Start in 14 Communities and Approves over $7 Million for Black Infant Health Program

In a unanimous vote, the First 5 LA Commission allocated up to $4.9 million in funds to begin implementing the Building Stronger Families Framework...


Nov 14, 2013, 20:13 ET Local Public Officials and Childhood Advocates Endorse Introduction of President's Pre-School For All Plan

 First 5 LA, Los Angeles County Supervisor and First 5 LA Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Dr....


Apr 10, 2013, 13:18 ET In Response To President Obama's Budget Proposal Statement From First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshe

We commend President Obama for recognizing the value of preschool for young children and welcome federal leadership and resources to expand quality...


Mar 04, 2013, 18:43 ET California Congressional Delegation Members Take a Stand to Protect Young Children

 Members of the California Congressional Delegation have sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to protect federal programs that will...


Feb 14, 2013, 07:00 ET First 5 LA lanza una campaña para informar a los padres sobre la importancia del cuidado infantil y educación temprana de calidad

El 90% del cerebro de un niño se desarrolla en los primeros 5 años; estos primeros años de vida son esenciales para el desarrollo de...


Feb 13, 2013, 19:09 ET First 5 LA Launches Campaign To Inform Parents On Importance Of Quality Early Care And Education

 Ninety percent of a child's brain develops by age 5; these early years are critical to the development of how a child thinks, feels, acts, and...