First 5 LA

The future of Los Angeles lies with our children. They will be our leaders, problem solvers, innovators, thinkers, doers, dreamers. They will be the ones who will both follow in our footsteps and blaze new pathways.  

The first five years are a critical time period in a child’s development. It’s when 90% of a child’s brain develops, laying the foundation for the social, emotional and learning patterns that impact their future.

At First 5 LA, our mission is to ensure young children have the best start. It’s up to all of us — parents, families, the community, service providers and policymakers — to work together to create the best conditions for a young child’s development during the first five years when it matters the most.