Early Childhood Development |

Report: California ranks near the bottom for babies

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| The first-ever State of Babies Yearbook creates a national profile looking at nearly 60 indicators, including health care access and early education opportunities.

Addressing the state's lack of early learning facilities

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A new report from offers recommendations for policymakers on increasing and improving the facilities available to address the shortage of options.

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LA researchers are using a musical pacifier to help preemies

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Researchers at UCLA are using music therapy to help premature babies connect with their parents and learn how to feed so they can go home sooner.

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Child care providers fight for the right to unionize – again

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Child care providers from across California rallied in Sacramento Wednesday in support of a new bill that would give them collective bargaining rights.

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What pregnant black women need to know to have a 'safe and sacred birth'

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We asked an OBGYN, a midwife and a maternal-child health advocate how black women can empower themselves and combat high rates of black maternal and infant mortality.

What My Students Taught Me: Alexis, Brenda and Brittney

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When Alexis Vazquez was a preschool teacher at Children Today in Long Beach, she met a 3-year-old named Brittney who challenged her like never before.

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Report: 1 in 9 eligible kids received subsidized care in 2017

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More than 2 million California children ages 0-12 are eligible for state-funded child care and preschool programs, but the vast majority aren't enrolled.

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Moving from talk to action on black infant mortality plan

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County leaders met with stakeholders to discuss specific steps to reduce the county's high black infant mortality rates, with an emphasis on racial discrimination.

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