Early Childhood Development |

Preschool access varies wildly depending on where kids live

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| Seventy-one percent of 4-year-olds are enrolled in a licensed center or school setting. But access to those programs varies wildly across L.A. County and the state.

Empowering moms – and dads – in the black infant mortality crisis

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Ohio has some of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation. Community organizations are working to give parents tangible tools to help, with a focus on dads.

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Saving black babies by saving a neighborhood

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The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of the initiative is that improving life for all residents will ultimately save babies.

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What's behind the high black infant mortality rates? Racism, not race

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Experts say one of the reasons black babies are more likely to die is because of a tendency to ignore one of the underlying causes: systemic racism.

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After losing her son, this LA mom's mission is saving black babies

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After Raena Granberry lost her first baby, she turned her grief and anger into action. Now she does community outreach for a group that's working to close the gap.

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How the black infant mortality crisis touched my family

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Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die before their first birthday as white babies. KPCC's Priska Neely has a personal connection to this issue.

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Being a dad is awesome. And these LA dads are living proof.

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KPCC In Person recently held a conversation with a panel of men who shared their experiences of fatherhood. The ultimate takeaway: Being a dad is awesome and we should talk about that more.

Why tiny brains are getting massive attention in the California governor's race

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Early childhood advocates have been working for years ahead of the election to make sure the top candidates are thinking about the state's youngest constituents.

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