By peoplestaff225
Updated April 06, 2007 08:39 AM

WNBA superstar Lisa Leslie helped First 5 California launch their updated Kit for New Parents by handing out kits at the Grove’s Kids Club in Los Angeles on Thursday. The kit is a free comprehensive parenting resource that includes everything, from practical advice on prenatal care, to information on a child’s first years. The kit has a retail value of about $75, the Kit for New Parents is free to all new and expecting parents in California.Lisa is going to be a parent herself – she is expecting her first baby, a son, in June. Of her impending motherhood, Lisa said:

Lisa won’t be needing an instruction manual herself, given she helped update this new parent kit. It includes information for new parents on nutrition, safety, quality child care, health, discipline and early learning.The new Kit also includes an educational DVD with parenting advice from prominent child development experts and celebrity parents, such as talk show host Cristina Saralegui, Rob Reiner, Phylicia Rashad, Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia and Jamie Lee Curtis.

For more information on First 5 California, also known as the California Children and Families Commission, visit