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
In part one of her 3-part series, education reporter Deepa Fernandes takes a look at the way young minds develop when exposed regularly to multiple languages.
LAUP seeks nominations for Annual Preschool Teacher of the Year award.
In the middle of a tragedy, we are all drawn to listen and watch the news. But a USC pediatrician says parents of young children should be careful what images they see.
How do children develop their ideas about race? Research says babies notice skin color in their first year and parents should talk to kids about difference.
With CDC officials predicting the worst flu season in years, parents are encouraged to vaccinate children from 6 months old.
In these days when a birth mother can chose parents for her baby on the web and be an active part of her child's life, is the trauma associated with adoption over?
Babies don't come with instruction manuals. But now men can train to become more engaged parents. We stop in on one fatherhood training session to learn more.
Will having computers and internet access at home help kids from low-income families do better in school? Two South Central public schools will test the theory.
What would you do if your child woke up with a 104 fever? Would your employer let you stay home? Meet some Los Angeles employers who rank high on the family-friendly scale.
Los Angeles County officials will provide 19 locations for people to register before midnight. Neighboring counties have similar efforts. See our map for more information.
Police have tentatively identified the remains of a man as their suspect in the attack on an Inglewood family early Saturday. Somber neighbors say he seemed "normal."
The deadline to register to vote in the November 6 presidential election is midnight, Monday. Californians can now go online to complete the registration process.
Investigators continue gathering information as they prepare to schedule an autopsy on the body of a gunman accused of shooting an Inglewood family early Saturday.
Attention to young childrens' emotional lives may be as important to brain development as emphasis on facts and concepts, the latest science on early childhood learning indicates.
A month into the school year, the classroom doors remain closed for 700 young children in south Los Angeles County.