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Senior Early Childhood Reporter
I connect educators and caregivers of children ages 0–5 in L.A. County who live and breathe our early childhood system every day with academics, researchers and policy makers to reveal gaps between the two and shine a light on what’s working and what’s not.
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Stories by Priska Neely
Meet some of the local men pushing against stigma and stereotypes to care for educate young children.
Sacramento County's initiative aims to reduce preventable deaths of African American children by 10 to 20 percent by 2020. The results are surpassing expectations.
Child care and preschool costs are expensive, but those who work with young children have low wages and don’t see the high costs reflected in their paychecks.
The Cayton Children's Museum opened in Santa Monica at the end of June with 35 immersive exhibits. CEO Esther Netters explains what the space has to offer.
In the 2010 Census, children under the age of 5 were the most undercounted group. And this can have big implications for programs that serve young children.
The 2019 edition of the annual Kids Count Data Book shows that the state ranks low when it comes to education, health and well-being for its children.
The L.A. County Office of Education held a conference aimed at helping parents and teachers as children feed out from Head Start programs into 75 school districts.
It's strange to think how much my parents raised me for the job I have now.
New mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months. Infants of color are less likely than white infants to be exclusively breastfed.
Kris Perry is working to implement early childhood development initiatives within the Health and Human Services Agency.
Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed April 30 as El Día de los Niños, Children’s Day. In recognition, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, paid a visit to some young kids in Watts.
It took two years, eight public hearings and over 70 conference calls, but California finally has a new plan to improve care and education for its kids.
Pregnant women gathered at Black Women for Wellness for a panel discussion where they shared their experiences navigating the healthcare system.
Tens of thousands of fans and friends celebrated the life of the slain rapper at a memorial service at Staples Center and on the streets of Los Angeles.
An update on what's happened in the year since the county's health department launched an action plan aimed at closing the black-white gap in infant mortality.