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Apr 30, 2019, 20:07 ET California's First Partner Honored with First 5 "Champions for Children" Award

First 5 commissions representing counties throughout California gathered at the State Capitol today to celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros,...


Dec 05, 2018, 09:00 ET First 5 LA - Pritzker Fellows Partnership Aims to Eliminate Black Infant Mortality Crisis

African-American babies continue to die at higher rates than infants of other races. Seeking to eliminate this gap, First 5 LA announced today it has ...


Sep 24, 2018, 19:15 ET Proposed Change to "Public Charge" Policy Hurts Kids, Say Leading California Early Childhood Advocates

Over the weekend, the Trump Administration released a radical new regulatory proposal that would drive up poverty, hunger, unmet health care needs,...


May 02, 2018, 08:26 ET Lawmakers Urged to Recognize Importance of Young Children at First 5 Advocacy Day

First 5 commissions representing counties throughout California gathered at the State Capitol today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of voters'...


Jan 10, 2018, 08:30 ET First 5 LA Applauds Governor Brown For Prioritizing California's Youngest Children and Families in Proposed Budget

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget for FY 2018-19 takes a significant step forward in prioritizing children from birth to age 5. In this third...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:00 ET Report Names Lasting, Traumatic Effects of Homelessness on Young Children in L.A. County, First 5 LA Calls for Trauma-informed Approach to Help Kids

First 5 LA today released a report that explores how homelessness and trauma affects young children, as well as recommendations for effectively...


Oct 31, 2017, 10:00 ET Advancing a Plan for Addressing Trauma and Building Resilience within L.A. County Systems

First 5 LA, the California Community Foundation, The California Endowment, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation along...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:00 ET First 5 LA Invests In Key Early Care and Education Policy and Advocacy Partnerships

Expanding its leadership in advocacy efforts for young children, First 5 LA today announced the launch of its five-year, $15 million Early Care and...


Sep 11, 2017, 14:58 ET First 5 LA Addresses Impact of Immigration Fears on Young Children

Parents are pulling their kids out of preschool and refusing health services their children are legally eligible to receive, First 5 LA has learned...


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 is ...


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 are ...


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 budget ...


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, 12:00 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, 12:00 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 their...


Jan 30, 2017, 12:35 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, 22:26 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 birth...


Aug 30, 2016, 05:00 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, 07:20 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, 01:30 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 increase...


Jun 13, 2016, 03:40 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, 08:30 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, 08:15 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 Strategy. ...