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
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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
Santa Clarita Signal, By Brennon Dixson Following the allocation of $50 million in ongoing Proposition 98 funds, the Newhall School District approved the receipt of $18,000 to be used for improvements at its three preschool sites. The district’s three sites were judged on a set of standards to determine the amount of money they received, […]READ MORE
EdSource, By Ashley Hopkinson Despite pressure from early childhood advocates to invest close to a billion dollars in infant and toddler care in next year’s budget, the agreement lawmakers approved Thursday reflects a compromise, with significant increases in child care slots for low-income families but no new funding for preschool. Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative […]READ MORE