Deepa Fernandes Early Childhood Development Correspondent
Deepa Fernandes is the Early Childhood Development Correspondent at KPCC.
Deepa began her radio career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney in 1995. From there she lived and traveled in Latin America, reporting for the ABC and BBC World Service.
On arriving in New York City in the late 90s, Fernandes joined Pacifica Radio as the anchor of the national evening newscast and later as the host of the live, three-hour morning show on WBAI, 99.5fm. She also founded and ran a national nonprofit, People’s Production House, that conducts journalism trainings in minority communities.
Fernandes published her first book, “Targeted. Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration,” published by 7 Stories Press, in 2006. In 2012, she was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Fernandes has an MA from Columbia University.
Fernandes is well suited to KPCC’s new beat of Early Childhood Development as she is the mother of two toddlers under 4, perhaps the most challenging job she has ever had.
Stories by Deepa Fernandes
LAUSD has hundreds of unfilled preschool seats; officials say messaging needs to be better to inform parents about the importance of preschool.
Latino children aren't enrolling in early education programs, because there are not enough childcare seats in the places where those children live.
A proposed $1.6 billion Early Learning Block Grant might seem like the state's kids hit the jackpot but the proposal doesn't actually add any new funds for early ed.
For Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a celebration of "continued existence," so how to teach this to kids?
A study of children in China found the presence of high lead levels in their blood places them at risk for sleep problems like insomnia.
New study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that medical complications after an early birth can persist through childhood.
Ninety percent of all Los Angeles County child care workers can't meet basic living expenses, according to new data from the Economic Policy Institute.
New research suggests delaying kindergarten can have benefits for children, especially those who are affluent.
Welcome to cuddle season! Online dating activity jumps just before the holidays. Here are some tips to help get the most out of your profile.
Moderators had trouble reining in the GOP presidential hopefuls, who were quick to criticize each other and the CNBC moderators.
With his roots in the world of preschool, new Assembly speaker will prioritize early education.
At the center will be a very familiar face: businessman Donald Trump. This time, however, he shares the spotlight with Ben Carson.
A new poll shows Dr. Ben Carson now leading the Republican field of presidential hopefuls. To what does Ben Carson owe his newfound popularity?
There is a growing belief that mindfulness and mediation can start in toddlerhood. Author Kathy Walsh has written books on the subject, and she explains more.
The Obama administration wants teachers to spend no more than 2 percent of class time on prepping for and taking tests. What's the picture in California?