Early Childhood Development |

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.

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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How the state excludes summer babies from early kindergarten

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Children born in July and August are shut out of the state's transitional kindergarten program. LAUSD wants to change the policy but says its hands are tied.

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California's preschoolers are 'racially isolated'

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A new report finds preschools are deeply segregated, leading to questions of equity in the quality of education for preschoolers of color.

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