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News And Annoucements Index
A running log of First 5 LA's News And Annoucements
- February 13, 2012Several cuts to the state's Medicaid program could affect health care access and quality for many young kids in California.
- February 9, 2012The First 5 LA Commission today approved $5,537,200 for organizations interested in effecting positive long-term change though advocacy.
- February 6, 2012Gov. Brown's proposed cuts to child care are just the latest in a series of reductions to a program vital to working families.
- February 6, 2012First 5 LA's latest public education campaign aims to help families with young children shop and eat nutritiously.
- February 6, 2012Do children raised by families do better than those raised communally?
- February 6, 2012This week's roundup includes the Million Word Challenge and a summary of First 5 LA's last Commission meeting.
- FIRST 5 LA LAUNCHES “EAT HEALTHY, GROW STRONG” CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE GOOD NUTRITION FOR YOUNG CHILDRENFebruary 6, 2012Recognizing that lack of access to healthy food choices can contribute to childhood obesity, First 5 LA is launching its "Eat Healthy, Grow Strong
- January 30, 2012Cases of abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome, increased during hard economic times, according to a study.
- January 30, 2012Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal seeks to merge Healthy Families with Medi-Cal.
- January 30, 2012Could MTV's reality shows about pregnant teens and teen moms be leading to fewer teenagers having babies?
- January 30, 2012In subjects from early learning and development to health care, California is barely making the grade for children.
- January 30, 2012Some pediatricians may turn-away patients because they are not vaccinated.
- January 23, 2012First 5 LA will be under stricter scrutiny by the County, but will retain its independent agency status.
- January 23, 2012Thousands of young kids in California will be affected if the Governor's plan to axe transitional kindergarten is approved.
- January 23, 2012Homicides are no longer a top cause of death in the U.S., but not for children age 1-4.
- January 12, 2012The First 5 LA Commission today approved a multi-year grant of $27 million to continue providing low-or-no cost health insurance to thousands of children age 5 and younger in Los Angeles County.
- January 9, 2012The monthly roundup includes a grant for a Family Literacy program and free diapers win the Social Innovation Fast Pitch.
- January 9, 2012Federal funds will be used to improve licensed child care programs, school districts and child care partners in the state.
- January 9, 2012Los Angeles public housing officials and First 5 LA brought the holidays and books to inner-city housing project.
- January 9, 2012How a baby cries can determine language development, researchers say.
- January 9, 2012Child care and transitional kindergarten would receive massive cuts under Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal.
- December 19, 2011Long Beach adopts healthy foods and beverages policy for vending machines and events.
- December 19, 2011A bad economy and budget cuts makes finding licensed child care difficult for families.
- December 19, 2011A study of the family-inclusive early education program shows participants gain a significant boost in later school outcomes.
- December 19, 2011State officials warn that more cuts will follow if the revenue shortfall trend continues.
- December 19, 2011Twelve teams of teens competed with public service announcements encouraging careers in Early Care and Education.
- December 19, 2011Memories make us who we are ... so why do we keep some and lose others, and when?
- December 14, 2011Children who attended First 5 LA Family Literacy programs before kindergarten showed significant growth in language and literacy skills
- December 12, 2011Despite controversy, president approves bill that maintains pizza's classification as a vegetable for one more year.
- December 12, 2011The large health care provider commits to increasing breastfeeding rates at its birthing hospitals.