Early Childhood Development |

Teaching Vietnamese in OC classrooms means 'striking a balance'

Jill Replogle
| Orange County hosts two of the nation's six dual language Vietnamese immersion programs. Producing culturally and politically appropriate teaching materials is a challenge.

Voters want next governor to invest big in little kids

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Nearly nine in 10 voters want the next governor to support greater investments in early childhood care and education, according to a new statewide poll out Thursday.

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Preschool expulsion is a problem this lawmaker wants to stop

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In the California and around the country, preschoolers are expelled at a rate more than three times higher than kids in K-12 grades.

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Pasadena is an 'Early Learning City.' What happens now?

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Pasadena residents: You now live in an "Early Learning City." An official launch event will be held Saturday at Brookside Park.

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Dads can get postpartum depression, too — here's why

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New research links lower testosterone levels with male postpartum depression. A man's low testosterone may also mean less depression for his female partner.

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Helping child care workers learn more and earn more

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Most child care workers don’t earn enough to make ends meet. A local effort is providing free on-the-job training and college courses to help workers advance.

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Building a transitional kindergarten workforce

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To help teachers earn needed credits, SMC developed the first transitional kindergarten certificate program at a community college. Classes are online and affordable.

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How do you respond when your baby is in distress?

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A new study published in the journal Child Development looks at how a mom's response when her baby is in distress can predict secure or insecure attachment.

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