Early Childhood Development |

With Day Cares Shut And School Online, LA's Working Moms Are Carrying The Child Care Load

| “This COVID-19 crisis has the capacity to really represent a step back in terms of gender equality because we see moms are carrying more of the load than dads,” says University of Arkansas economist Gema Zamarro.

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Lays Off Dozens After Sharp Drop In Early Education Enrollment


After the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District switched to distance learning, enrollment in early childhood programs plummeted, disrupting the careful balance of private and public funding.

Take Two: Parenting Unfiltered, SoCal Parents Show What It's Like To Raise A Family Right Now


Early childhood engagement producer Stefanie Ritoper and reporter Mariana Dale discuss KPCC/LAist's Parenting, Unfiltered project on Take Two.

Parenting, Unfiltered


Last fall, we gave cameras to 12 Southern California parents of young children and invited them to document their lives. Since then, A LOT of things have changed.

One Teacher, Four Wheels, Hundreds Of Books: A Look At South LA's Bookmobile


What started as an effort to deliver books to Claudia Cataldos’ students in South and South Central L.A. has evolved into a community distribution for people of all ages.

A Child Care Center Followed The COVID Safety Guidelines. It Still Had An Outbreak


There are relatively few cases of the coronavirus linked to L.A. child care centers, but the data is inconsistent and there’s been at least one outbreak at a center here that says it followed safety guidelines.

California Child Care Providers Unionize: 'It's Time To Demand What We Deserve'


About 43,000 child care providers were eligible to vote in the mail-in election between June 22 and July 22– 97% of the 9,340 returned ballots favored representation.

The Pandemic Takes A Financial and Mental Toll On Child Care Providers


More than three-quarters of respondents to a UC Berkeley survey said with fewer children enrolled, they’re losing money.