Early Childhood Development |

#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.

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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'Lactation 101' grades colleges on accommodations

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A new report grades the accessibility of policies for pregnant and parenting students at higher education institutions in LA County. Most schools are not passing.

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Transitional kindergarten gets a good report card

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A report evaluating the early years of the state's newest primary grade finds that it puts kindergarteners at an advantage in literacy and math.

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Educators get schooled in working with 'exceptional' kids

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In response to high preschool suspension rates, LAUP created a program to help educators working with kids with developmental delays, disabilities and behavioral needs.

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