Early Childhood Development |

Growing up in California in 2016: Here's how kids fare

Deepa Fernandes / KPCC
| A new report takes a look at the state of children's well-being in California, and it's not great news. Poverty and poor educational outcomes persist for the state's kids.

How the state excludes summer babies from early kindergarten

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Children born in July and August are shut out of the state's transitional kindergarten program. LAUSD wants to change the policy but says its hands are tied.

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California's preschoolers are 'racially isolated'

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A new report finds preschools are deeply segregated, leading to questions of equity in the quality of education for preschoolers of color.

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A trip into a South LA classroom to learn the word 'of'

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Teaching reading in kindergarten can be creative, and one South L.A. teacher believes playful learning works better than rote memorization.

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How a new law can help workers retire with some savings

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California's child care workers are among the estimated 7 million people who will be able to save for retirement in a state-run plan.

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A new approach to help children learn English

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LAUSD teachers will receive training in new methods to help students who struggle with English.

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How to teach kids about drought and wildfire? Head to the mountains

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The benefits of hiking with kids in California forests include hands-on lessons about drought and wildfires.

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What it really means to be ready for kindergarten

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Pitting desks and worksheets against sandpits and swings in the debate over how to prepare children for kindergarten.

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