Early Childhood Development |

Study Finds Wide Disparity in Breastfeeding Rates

| New mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months. Infants of color are less likely than white infants to be exclusively breastfed.

Meet One Of The Governor's Early Childhood Advisors

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Kris Perry is working to implement early childhood development initiatives within the Health and Human Services Agency.

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New surgeon general visits a Watts early learning center

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Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed April 30 as El Día de los Niños, Children’s Day. In recognition, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, paid a visit to some young kids in Watts.

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Here's how California plans to fix its early learning system

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It took two years, eight public hearings and over 70 conference calls, but California finally has a new plan to improve care and education for its kids.

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South L.A. Group Kicks Off Black Maternal Health Week

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Pregnant women gathered at Black Women for Wellness for a panel discussion where they shared their experiences navigating the healthcare system.

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Checking in on L.A. County's plan to save black babies

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An update on what's happened in the year since the county's health department launched an action plan aimed at closing the black-white gap in infant mortality.

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Conference aims to bring men into the early childhood field

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It’s estimated that only 2 to 3% of early childhood educators are men. One of those men has organized a conference Saturday aiming to bring more into the field.

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Assembly's early childhood commission releases draft proposals

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At a hearing Monday, commissioners shared highlights from the draft proposal, which covers everything from access to provider training and parent involvement.

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