Early Childhood Development |

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.

Kindergarteners celebrate with Christmas show in Mandarin

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Children learn in Mandarin at Field Elementary School in Pasadena, and their holiday show was a bilingual extravaganza of songs and music.

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Why educators say kids shouldn't miss kindergarten

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Inside a South Los Angeles school with chronic absenteeism, a counselor tries to encourage kindergarteners and their parents to make attendance a priority.

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How holiday carols can be good for your kids

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Christmas songs may drive you mad, but they can help young kids develop their reading and language skills. We've got a list of upcoming sing-alongs for the holidays.

White House early learning summit news is mixed for state

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First White House summit dedicated to children age 0 to 5 includes news of $1 billion in new funding for preschool expansion and infant care quality improvements.

Report underscores high cost of child care

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An advocacy group issued its annual report on child care costs and urged lawmakers to address what it called a crisis in the high cost of care.

Funding threatened for 11,000 free preschool spaces

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By 2016, a major preschool provider may no longer provide subsidized preschool for thousands of low-income families in Los Angeles County.

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Kindergarteners offer up versions of the Thanksgiving story

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Teaching SoCal children about the first Thanksgiving leads to unique and culturally relevant retellings of the tale at Weemes Elementary.

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