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Frank Gehry-designed social service campus planned for Watts

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| Can a beautiful building transform a beleaguered neighborhood? Frank Gehry's project is part of a large vision that would help change Watts.

Poll shows strong support for universal preschool nationwide

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Non-whites, low-income households and Democrats are most likely to support spending federal funds on expanding preschool access.

Child care hard to find in some parts of LA

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A new report by a civil rights advocacy group finds in poorer Los Angeles County neighborhoods, parents of children under 5 struggle to find child care, preschools.

Federal education officials to fund preschool expansion

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While nowhere near the massive universal preschool plan proposed, Department of Education announces $250 million in preschool expansion grants.

Zero-interest loans keeping childcare centers afloat

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A loan program from a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay area is helping child care providers weather the uncertainties of waiting for state reimbursement.

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Half of US children have suffered trauma, report says

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The most common difficulty children faced was economic hardships. California kids fared a little better than the national average.

Can a 4-year-old learn from online preschool?

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For years, websites have offered free preschool handouts or activity guides. Now, parents can get an entire preschool curriculum from a computer.

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Civil Grand Jury criticizes First 5 LA's priorities, spending

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The L.A. County Civil Grand Jury slams First 5 over administrative overhead, planning and follow through on initiatives.