Early Childhood Development |

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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Federal child care grant to continue for low-income families

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More quality control and safety provisions are built into reauthorized federal child care block grant program.

New approach sought to break children out of poverty

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With 1.3 million California children under 8 living below the poverty line, services need to target families as a whole, according to new report.

San Francisco's program offers universal preschool to all

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Although little cited in national discussions about universal preschool, San Francisco's model could help other cities roll out similar programs for early learners.

Long Beach aims to encourage preschoolers to go to college

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As part of the push for universal preschool, Long Beach officials and educators plan to take their message to attend college out to the earliest learners.

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