Early Childhood Development |

Putting early childhood education in the heart of Santa Monica

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| Officials broke ground Tuesday on a 20,000-square-foot early learning center, right across from City Hall. It will serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Home day cares are disappearing across California

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Jackie Jackson closed her home day care in Azusa after 17 years because she could no longer make ends meet. It's one of thousands the state has lost since 2008.

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How parents can help change the culture of sexual harassment

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As reports emerge about men abusing their power to harass women, parenting and early childhood experts see an opportunity for parents to help break the cycle.

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Early educators learn why babies are the 'ideal' scientists

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Teaching science and math to babies may seem like a daunting task, but for educators at Children's Center at CalTech, they are the perfect audience.

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Legislators are paying attention to 4-year-olds

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There are about half a million four-year-olds in California and lawmakers are thinking about them. Two bill have been introduced will goals to expand pre-K.

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At this nature-based preschool, a rainy day is an opportunity

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The first big rainstorm of 2018 didn't keep kids at the Child Educational Center indoors. It was an excuse to learn with mud and puddles.

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California beefs up pool safety act in hopes of saving lives

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The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, will require new or remodeled pools to have two drowning prevention features.

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Your child development questions answered

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It seems there’s a constant flood of new strategies for raising children. Here's some insight from four local child development experts.

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