Early Childhood Development |

Helping child care workers learn more and earn more

Wayne Huang/SEUI Local 99
| 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.

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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#SoCalSoCurious: Is a nanny better than day care?

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A listener asked us if adult interaction is better for toddlers than peer interaction. The answer is complex. We got five child development specialists to weigh in.

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A new attempt to tackle an old problem with early education

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A group of educators and policymakers is trying to streamline the state’s complex early childhood education system. A task force tried to do the same thing in 1988.

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Study shows long-lasting impact of home visitation programs

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The study adds to a large body of research on the effectiveness of home visitation programs, but it's the first to analyze the effects of gender.

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#SoCalSoCurious: What do you want to know about early childhood development?

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Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members, and they might help inform KPCC’s education coverage.

The bill to keep child care workers safe

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Back injuries, slips and falls are extremely common among child care workers — creating a ripple effect of problems for the workers and the families they assist.

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