Early Childhood Development |

It's getting even harder to hire preschool teachers

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| Wages for early educators are among the lowest of any profession, so turnover is usually high. California’s grade for 4-year-olds has exacerbated issues.

Big Bird and Elmo want to help kids process trauma

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A third of young children in California have experienced trauma. The Sesame Workshop created a set of materials aimed to help kids feel safe and cope with sadness.

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Kids' mobile screen time rates have tripled in four years

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Kids under 8 spend an average of 48 minutes per day using mobile devices. Doctors think that's a bad idea — but most parents don't know that.

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A barrier removed for low-income parents seeking education

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Under a bill signed into law last week, poor parents enrolled in English or G.E.D. courses will be eligible for subsidized child care.

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For many, the path to juvenile detention may start at home

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A new study finds that for most youth coming out of L.A. County juvenile detention, the child protective system had received a warning about their mistreatment as kids.

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As funding looms, tribal home visiting programs are at risk

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The funding that supports many nurse visits, health screenings and group meetings runs out Sept. 30, leaving local Native American families vulnerable.

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Teaching Vietnamese in OC classrooms means 'striking a balance'

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Orange County hosts two of the nation's six dual language Vietnamese immersion programs. Producing culturally and politically appropriate teaching materials is a challenge.

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Voters want next governor to invest big in little kids

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Nearly nine in 10 voters want the next governor to support greater investments in early childhood care and education, according to a new statewide poll out Thursday.

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