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Kindergartener's 'great' year of Mandarin immersion

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| After nine months seeing her daughter learn largely in Mandarin, a Duarte parent's doubts about the dual immersion program are dispelled.

Experts: More diversity among publishers needed

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Guest speakers at KPCC's event on diverse literature say a diverse publishing industry can lead to more quality, non-English books for kids.

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Group seeks roadmap for state's early education services

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Advocates are forming a commission to help improve California's early education system in the face of budget cuts to services.

Minimum wage increase may have unforeseen consequences

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Helping poor families by raising the minimum wage may disqualify some from subsidized child care while child care providers say their businesses will be squeezed.

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Tax credit can help families risking poverty, report says

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A new Public Policy Institute of California report says the Earned Income Tax Credit can help keep families at risk for poverty.

Janitors act as messengers to spread word on early education

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A UCLA Labor Center program works with janitors to inform more immigrant families about the importance of preschools and early learning.

Playgrounds emerge from vacant lots in South LA

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Vacant and abandoned lots in Watts and other parts of South Los Angeles are being turned into parks for children and families.

Gene analysis reveals vital data on kids at risk for cancer

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles is among the providers advancing genetic analysis that can uncover with certainty if a child will develop diseases like eye cancer.