Strong Families, Strong Kids

With the school year fast approaching — August 18th for LAUSD students — parents should be thinking about obtaining school supplies, both for at-home learning and for when schools reopen. Here are some tips

Participating in the Census is an easy and powerful way to help your community – and the deadline to respond is almost here. Find out more about why it is critical that your family responds to the Census by September 30th, 2020.

Breastfeeding builds immunities, is free and provides excellent nutrition – and Black babies are in greater need of its benefits than ever. Find out why.

Though a challenge while physically distancing, socializing with friends has important developmental benefits for children. In honor of Best Friends Day, here are three ideas for kids to connect with friends.

While physical characteristics determine a child’s sex, gender and sexual identity refers to a deep, inner sense of self. Learn more about how you can support your child’s gender expression and identity as they grow up.

CRAFT: Keep Cool Water Melon Fan! As temperatures climb, keep cool with these fun watermelon fans for kids to make using popsicle sticks and paper plates!

Our goal is to provide parents and caregivers with tips, resources and upcoming family-friendly events to help build our L.A. County parenting community. Share your ideas and let us know what’s on your mind at

Visit First 5 LA’s website for parents for more tips, resources and information.

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