The Grunion Gazette, By Amy Orr Mark Marano said he used a negative to create a positive in the world of education. “I watched my younger sister have a hard time in school and was inspired to become a teacher so that I could be the kind of educator she never had,” Marano said, “a […]READ MORE
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The Santa Clarita Signal, By Brennon Dixson With Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature recently approving $50 million in ongoing Proposition 98 funds, California State Preschool Programs are looking to take advantage of a grant that will allow them to upgrade their offerings and increase access for children in the community. The Cedarcreek and […]READ MORE
Today Parenting, Online Contributor The “summer slide”—it sounds like a fun dance you might do at a backyard barbecue, right? Sadly, the term refers to what experts call “summer learning loss,” where children backslide over the long school break in math and reading skills; over time this creates an achievement gap with classmates. And […]READ MORE
Nonprofit Honors Five LA-County “Classroom Heroes” The Los Angeles Patch, Contributor From birth to five, a child’s brain develops more, and more rapidly, than at any other time in life. Yet never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing. LA County’s childcare shortages rank near the lowest statewide (only […]READ MORE
On June 27, 2018 Governor Brown signed a $200 billion budget that includes critical wins for the early care and education (ECE) field. While significant gaps in funding for ECE remain, the budget will help more families gain access to child care, and help early educators improve and expand their facilities and access to professional […]READ MORE