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Money for early education disappears in Brown's budget proposal

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| Preschoolers from low-income families waiting for a preschool seat may not get it in 2017 if Governor Jerry Brown’s austere budget proposal passes.

When deportation fears keep kids out of preschool

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Head Start centers that serve children of farmworkers in Florida have seen a 43 percent drop in enrollment this year. Teachers blame fear of deportation.

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Report: Head Start funding is inadequate for California's poor kids

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Head Start funding and access is uneven across the states, according to new report. California programs don't have enough funds to provide quality services to all eligible children.

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The long-term payoff of preschool — according to economists

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In a new report, economists found a 13 percent return on investment from public preschool spending. That's nearly twice the amount they'd previously estimated.

Technology comes to Riverside Head Start programs

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New Head Start standards require programs be more data-driven. Riverside County is embracing the mandate by bringing iPads in to help track student progress.

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Latino families want preschool, but gaps in access remain

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A new report on Latino preschool participation proves a point: If you build the preschools, they will come.

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On Thanksgiving, a new dad is grateful he can hold his triplets

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For 12 hours each day, he employs skin-to-skin contact so his premature babies can feel the rhythm of his heart.

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Growing up in California in 2016: Here's how kids fare

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A new report takes a look at the state of children's well-being in California, and it's not great news. Poverty and poor educational outcomes persist for the state's kids.

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