Early Childhood Development |

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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California's kids falling through cracks, study shows

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California is failing its kids, according to a new report by the Children Now research group. Its online tool lets families look up how their own counties are doing.

State seeks $140 million to expand preschool

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The California Department of Education's grant request would create 3,700 preschool slots, many in communities where parents struggle to find childcare.

Education secretary calls for expansion of preschool

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Arne Duncan, U.S. education secretary, told preschool advocates in Los Angeles that early education should be made available to more children.

Preschool teachers on the minimum wage edge

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As the minimum wage debate grows, there's one group of workers who are among those making low wages even with college degrees: preschool teachers.

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Child care costs nearly 40 percent of some family budgets

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For some single parents, child care in California can be the biggest expense in their household budgets, approaching 40 percent.

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Does teacher race matter to preschool success for children?

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LAUSD preschools employ 86 percent teachers of color. Is this the answer to pre-kindergarten success or is teacher quality more important?

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