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LAUPlifting, September 2017 – Book Picks

From birth, children look to adults for cues about how to process the world around them: Our behavior towards others, and similarly, our reactions. It’s these moments that provide the context for their social decisions in school and in life. September is Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ve selected books that explore diversity in an age-appropriate way, […]


LAUPlifting, September 2017 – CEO Message

Heroes come in many forms: firefighters, men and women in uniform, parents, teachers, grandparents; even the Marvel heroes we grew up with and continue to love into adulthood, sharing in the experience with our children. September 2017 marks the 16-year anniversary of the devastating 9/11 attacks that shook our country. Every year, this time is […]


LAUPlifting, August 2017 – CEO Message

News Headlines and Children’s Hearts The tragic and frightening events that have captured news headlines over this past week have cast a heavy weight on the hearts of each one of us here at LAUP. When violence is witnessed in person or on television, it can have damaging effects, particularly for our young children who […]


LAUPlifting, August 2017 – Who Teaches the People That Teach Our Children?

“Early educators’ skills, knowledge and well-being are inseparable from the quality of children’s early learning experiences.” – Marcy Whitebook, Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment Imagine–you’re bringing your child to his or her first day of preschool. If you walk into Boyle Heights’ PUENTE Learning Center, and see Diana Juarez—one of LAUP’s […]


LAUPlifting, August 2017 – Book Picks

As the “dog days” of summer are about to turn into school days for your family, we’re recommending books that will subtly pivot your kids from breezy summer vibes to minds ready to learn! We sought selections that will bridge home-to-school learning, with picks that touch-on the fundamentals your kids will be diving into this […]