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California Child Care Spaces Have Been Disappearing For Years. The Pandemic Is Making It Even Harder To Survive

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| More than 3,000 California child care providers have permanently shut down during the pandemic, but that’s not the only thing we have to worry about.

What LA Child Care Providers Need to Know About Getting the COVID-Vaccine


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Black Midwives Open South L.A. Facility With The Goal Of 'Empowered' Births


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SoCal Parents of Littles: How Has Your Child's Behavior Changed During The Pandemic?


Kids who don’t have all the words to express their frustrations tend to act out instead. If you’re a parent or caregiver of a kid 5 and under, we want to hear about your experiences.

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Parents, caregivers and teachers of young children can call 213-443-0165 to get help navigating virtual learning, tantrums, anxiety and whatever else is on their mind.

California Budget Proposal Expands Transitional Kindergarten, But Does Little To Support Child Care Industry In Crisis


One proposal: tap cannabis tax revenue to fund child-care vouchers for low-income families.

How To Process A Scary Day For The Nation With Your Kids


Confusion, unrest, fear, uncertainty… It’s a lot, so we reached out to LA-based therapist for tips on how to make sense of a senseless event.

Estimated $1 Billion For California Child Care In Federal Coronavirus Relief Package


California funneled most of the money from the first coronavirus stimulus bill into subsidies for providers, vouchers for child care and waiving fees for low-income families.