Early Childhood Development |

'Diaper need' covered by California Assembly

Allan Foster
| Diapers can cost around $80 per child per month, so some families end up reusing dirty diapers, or leaving wet diapers on for too long. A new bill wants to help.

English Learners start off ahead in kindergarten with TK

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California kids whose primary language is not English do better in kindergarten if they attend transitional kindergarten programs when they’re four.

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Bill would fund training for caretakers of traumatized kids

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Nearly 20 percent of Los Angeles County’s children have experienced at least two traumatic events, including abuse, neglect, or poverty. And that number spikes when you're talking about kids in foster care

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Most kids eligible for subsidized childcare in CA are not enrolled

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Only 13 percent of eligible families are using subsidized childcare. That number drops to 11 percent for Latino families, and eight percent for Asian families.

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Home visits for new moms — CA considers $100 million program

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The California Assembly is considering spending $100 million dollars to give 12,000 new mothers and their babies access to home visits from a nurse or social worker.

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Gov. Brown restores promised California child care funding

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In his revised budget, Brown restored $500 million dollars in child care funding he'd slashed in his January spending plan. The money means California will stay on track to add nearly 3,000 new preschool slots for low-income children.

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Bilingual pre-K coming to more LA Unified schools

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Principals at two Los Angeles Unified schools with dual-language immersion classes tout the benefits for young children whose capacity to learn languages is facilitated by their still-growing brains.

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State lawmaker seeks to restore early education funding

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Assemblyman Kevin McCarty says he's putting pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to restore promised new funding for early education.

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