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LAUP Responds to Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

LOS ANGELES, CA – In response to Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2017-18, LAUP issued the following statement. We understand the need for careful planning and fiscal efficiency in a constrained budget environment and uncertain times; however, we believe all children deserve access to high quality early learning opportunities. Investing in our youngest citizens today […]


LAUP Names Scott Hippert as New CEO

Los Angeles, CA – LAUP Board Chair David Crippens has announced that Scott Hippert will become the next CEO of LAUP, succeeding Dr. Celia C. Ayala effective August 29, 2016. Hippert currently serves as the president and CEO of Parents as Teachers, a nationally recognized voice for early childhood education with headquarters in St. Louis, […]


LAUP Names LA County Preschool Teachers of the Year

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) has selected this year’s “Preschool Teacher of the Year” recipients as well as the recipient of the Elizabeth Hamilton Lowe & Bob Weekley Child Advocacy Award. This year marks the 9th Annual LAUP Preschool Teacher of the Year Awards. The countywide preschool teacher recognition acknowledges the quality, […]


Impact of Pre-K vital to L.A. County and Local Economies Concludes New Study

LOS ANGELES, CA – According to a new report, More Than Just Pre-K: The Positive Economic Impact of Preschool in Los Angeles County, released by the Institute for Child Success and LAUP, high quality preschool not only prepares developing children for school success but significantly impacts local economies that support the current and future Los […]


LAUP to offer free early education workshops

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) will launch seven free early education workshops during the Week of the Young Child. LAUP, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of quality early learning and the development of the whole child, is providing workshops free to parents and educators throughout Los Angeles County. The workshops […]