Early Childhood Development |

Assembly's early childhood commission releases draft proposals

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| At a hearing Monday, commissioners shared highlights from the draft proposal, which covers everything from access to provider training and parent involvement.

Your chance to tell lawmakers how to fix the early learning system

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A State Assembly commission has released a draft of its recommendations to streamline early learning for millions of California kids.

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How this comedian became a serious maternal mental health activist

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Comedian Angelina Spicer talks about her experience with postpartum depression at conferences and before lawmakers. She’s even made it part of her stand-up routine.

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A ballot measure to fund child care programs in LA?

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Councilmember Paul Krekorian proposed that the city work toward restoring child care programs cut during the recession. One way to secure funds? A ballot measure.

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Report: California ranks near the bottom for babies

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The first-ever State of Babies Yearbook creates a national profile looking at nearly 60 indicators, including health care access and early education opportunities.

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Addressing the state's lack of early learning facilities

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A new report from offers recommendations for policymakers on increasing and improving the facilities available to address the shortage of options.

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LA researchers are using a musical pacifier to help preemies

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Researchers at UCLA are using music therapy to help premature babies connect with their parents and learn how to feed so they can go home sooner.

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Child care providers fight for the right to unionize – again

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Child care providers from across California rallied in Sacramento Wednesday in support of a new bill that would give them collective bargaining rights.

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