Early Childhood Development

The first years of life are critical for brain development and set the pace for future learning. Here's where you'll find stories about the latest trends and research into those early years.

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California's transitional kindergarten growing

As California's transitional kindergarten program has expanded, more schools are providing all TK-classrooms rather than mixed TK and Kindergarten classes, study finds.

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LAUSD doubles expanded transitional kindergarten slots

Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education Tuesday is more than doubling the number of schools offering transitional kindergarten for all 4-year-olds at the district's low-income schools.

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Preschool advocates dismayed at Brown's plan

Governor doesn’t believe the state should pay for middle- and upper-income children to attend transitional kindergarten, says analyst at the California Department of Finance.