Early Childhood Development |

As smoking declines, so do revenues to fund preschool

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| Users are giving up smoking, so the search is underway to find another source of revenue to fund preschools that operate with tobacco tax revenues.

What to tell your child when a caregiver dies

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When young children encounter the loss of someone close like a caregiver, what should parents do to explain death and help their sons and daughters cope?

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Cleaner LA air means kids' lungs are much healthier, USC study finds

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A new study finds that improvements in local air quality over 20 years has resulted in kids whose lungs are nearly as healthy as those who live in clean-air zones.

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In search of good, Spanish-language kids books

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Educators advise parents to look for books beyond Spanish versions of popular English books and seek out literature that offers rich language.

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Child care bill seeks to expand subsidies, allow unions

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A new bill aims to increase the number of subsidized child care spaces for low-income families and allow child care providers to unionize.

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How do kids learn? One charter says not through test prep

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A Long Beach charter school says its students are succeeding academically, but officials say low test scores argue for its closure.

MIlitary helps service members find childcare

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A new website, MilitaryChildCare.com, aims to ease the search for child care by military parents, who can move as often as every two to three years.

How homelessness impacts the youngest children

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As Los Angeles County counts its homeless, experts say infants are the largest single group among that population, and the impact on development can be significant.

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