Early Childhood Development |

A trip into a South LA classroom to learn the word 'of'

Deepa Fernandes / KPCC
| Teaching reading in kindergarten can be creative, and one South L.A. teacher believes playful learning works better than rote memorization.

How a new law can help workers retire with some savings

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California's child care workers are among the estimated 7 million people who will be able to save for retirement in a state-run plan.

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A new approach to help children learn English

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LAUSD teachers will receive training in new methods to help students who struggle with English.

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How to teach kids about drought and wildfire? Head to the mountains

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The benefits of hiking with kids in California forests include hands-on lessons about drought and wildfires.

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What it really means to be ready for kindergarten

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Pitting desks and worksheets against sandpits and swings in the debate over how to prepare children for kindergarten.

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LAUSD preschool curriculum donated by billionaire

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A new, play-based curriculum rolling out in LAUSD preschools is a gift of T. Denny Sanford, whose banking practices have been criticized.

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LAUSD doubles number of transitional kindergarten classrooms

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The expansion is being praised by early education advocates, even some who historically have been critical of LAUSD's efforts to serve children under 5.

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Preschool with a focus on children's mental health

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A program in downtown LA seeks to get young children ready for school by addressing family trauma holistically.

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