Early Childhood Development |

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

Deepa Fernandes / KPCC
| 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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Store-bought toddler meals have too much salt, report says

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A new study warns that packaged toddler snacks and meals are too high in salt, which can lead to heart disease, and unnecessary sugar, a contributor to obesity.

How to raise future engineers, even when they're in diapers

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Education experts give tips on how parents can help even infants, toddlers and preschoolers understand engineering principles.

Middle class family cheers President's plan to triple Child Care Tax Credit

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California is one of the least affordable states for working parents. The average cost of full time child care for an infant is more than $12,000 per year per child.

California fares poorly in national education study

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The state earned a D-plus grade based on such education indicators as school funding, academic achievement and early education enrollment.

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Some migrant laborers wary of free federal child care

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Preschoolers of field laborers are eligible for Migrant Head Start programs, but fear of being caught as undocumented keep some away.

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