An initiative of First 5 LA, Best Start is working to create the best possible community for young children and their families. Best Start brings together parents, community organizations, institutions, and others to improve policies and resources to better support parents and create a community where children and families can thrive. Best Start also provides skill-building and leadership training to help community members achieve their Community Change Priority goals and ensure that children are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. The communities of Central Long Beach and Wilmington make up Best Start Region 4 – Port Cities.