Early Childhood Development |

New Law Aims To Reduce Pre-Schoolers' High Expulsion Rate

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| Preschoolers are three times more likely to be expelled than K-12 students. California has passed a new law that aims to lower that rate by giving state-funded pre-school programs more money if they hire consultants who are experts in early childhood mental health.

Empowering black moms to say: 'I want to breastfeed'

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Black moms are much less likely to breastfeed, compared to women of other races and ethnicities. More and more support groups are trying to change that.

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Creating a safe space for moms to navigate their grief

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Hundreds of new and expectant parents gathered  in Pasadena over the weekend to get tips and resources on everything from breastfeeding to baby wearing at a convention called MommyCon.

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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.

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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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