Early Childhood Development |

California's preschoolers are 'racially isolated'

Mae Ryan/KPCC
| A new report finds preschools are deeply segregated, leading to questions of equity in the quality of education for preschoolers of color.

A trip into a South LA classroom to learn the word 'of'

|

Teaching reading in kindergarten can be creative, and one South L.A. teacher believes playful learning works better than rote memorization.

Audio

How a new law can help workers retire with some savings

|

California's child care workers are among the estimated 7 million people who will be able to save for retirement in a state-run plan.

Audio

A new approach to help children learn English

|

LAUSD teachers will receive training in new methods to help students who struggle with English.

Audio

How to teach kids about drought and wildfire? Head to the mountains

|

The benefits of hiking with kids in California forests include hands-on lessons about drought and wildfires.

Slideshow

What it really means to be ready for kindergarten

|

Pitting desks and worksheets against sandpits and swings in the debate over how to prepare children for kindergarten.

Slideshow

LAUSD preschool curriculum donated by billionaire

|

A new, play-based curriculum rolling out in LAUSD preschools is a gift of T. Denny Sanford, whose banking practices have been criticized.

Audio

LAUSD doubles number of transitional kindergarten classrooms

|

The expansion is being praised by early education advocates, even some who historically have been critical of LAUSD's efforts to serve children under 5.

Audio