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Early Childhood Matters Provides Monthly In-Depth Features and Latest News on Giving Kids the Best Start
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The seeds of a five-year investment to improve access to fresh produce by First 5 LA reached full bloom in late July with the grand opening of Belvedere Community Garden in East Los Angeles – the last of eight community gardens constructed throughout Los Angeles County.
As a young child growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John A. Wagner once worked hard in his early education class crafting a green and red chain of construction paper as a Christmas gift for a very special adult.
In an innovative Commission Meeting on July 14, First 5 LA staff presented an update on the first year of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan that featured key progress in the plan’s four priority outcome areas.  Additionally, First 5 LA Commissioners attended breakout sessions to interact with staff directly to ask questions and dialogue about movement forward in the Families, Communities, ECE Systems and Health outcome areas.
4 People and a Point to Ponder – “What Lessons Can Sports Teach Young Children?
First Phase of Multiyear Campaign Focuses on Raising Awareness and Understanding of Challenges of Parenting, Helping Parents and Caregivers in L.A. County Build Social Connections
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Early Childhood Matters is a monthly newsletter published by First 5 LA on our work and the latest news regarding early childhood issues. Our goal is to inform you of our efforts to strengthen families, the communities in which they live and the systems that support them.

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