Early Childhood Development |

Preschool expulsion is a problem this lawmaker wants to stop

Priska Neely
| In the California and around the country, preschoolers are expelled at a rate more than three times higher than kids in K-12 grades.

Pasadena is an 'Early Learning City.' What happens now?

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Pasadena residents: You now live in an "Early Learning City." An official launch event will be held Saturday at Brookside Park.

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Dads can get postpartum depression, too — here's why

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New research links lower testosterone levels with male postpartum depression. A man's low testosterone may also mean less depression for his female partner.

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Helping child care workers learn more and earn more

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Most child care workers don’t earn enough to make ends meet. A local effort is providing free on-the-job training and college courses to help workers advance.

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Building a transitional kindergarten workforce

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To help teachers earn needed credits, SMC developed the first transitional kindergarten certificate program at a community college. Classes are online and affordable.

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How do you respond when your baby is in distress?

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A new study published in the journal Child Development looks at how a mom's response when her baby is in distress can predict secure or insecure attachment.

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#SoCalSoCurious: Is a nanny better than day care?

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A listener asked us if adult interaction is better for toddlers than peer interaction. The answer is complex. We got five child development specialists to weigh in.

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A new attempt to tackle an old problem with early education

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A group of educators and policymakers is trying to streamline the state’s complex early childhood education system. A task force tried to do the same thing in 1988.

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