Early Childhood Development |

Study: Traffic pollution triples risk of autism in at-risk kids

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| USC researchers find the risk for autism is heightened when children who have a certain gene mutation are exposed to high levels of pollution.

To teach toddlers gratitude, connect it to happiness

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At the East Los Angeles College Child Development Center, teachers use stories and role playing to teach gratitude year-round. Here's how they do it.

Study: kids in poverty have smaller brains

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Researchers found that children exposed to poverty from an early age had smaller “brain volumes” in the regions of the brain that process emotions and memory.

LA Unified unveils swanky new preschool in Glassell Park

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Until now, the district offered no pre-kindergarten classes in Glassell Park, which is majority Latino and low-income. Parents pay $2 to $17.75 a day, based on income.

New study: achievement gap begins at 18 months

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Stanford researchers found the language gap between children of low socio-economic groups and their more well-to-do peers begins as young as 18 months old.