Early Childhood Development |

Early educators learn why babies are the 'ideal' scientists

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| Teaching science and math to babies may seem like a daunting task, but for educators at Children's Center at CalTech, they are the perfect audience.

Legislators are paying attention to 4-year-olds

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There are about half a million four-year-olds in California and lawmakers are thinking about them. Two bill have been introduced will goals to expand pre-K.

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At this nature-based preschool, a rainy day is an opportunity

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The first big rainstorm of 2018 didn't keep kids at the Child Educational Center indoors. It was an excuse to learn with mud and puddles.

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California beefs up pool safety act in hopes of saving lives

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The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, will require new or remodeled pools to have two drowning prevention features.

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Your child development questions answered

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It seems there’s a constant flood of new strategies for raising children. Here's some insight from four local child development experts.

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This preschool dream is a nightmare for some neighbors

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On a quiet street in Santa Monica, a teacher purchased a house with the goal of turning it into a non-profit business — a preschool. Many of the neighbors object.

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Gardening on wheels: La Troka hits the streets

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La Plaza de Cultura y Artes is taking its gardening workshops on the road with mobile classroom. La Troka made its first stop Wednesday.

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A new school helps preschool teachers feel professional

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Educare Long Beach is part of a model that aims to use high-quality preschools to improve outcomes for kids in low-income areas. Teacher training is a big component.

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