Early Childhood Development |

Your chance to tell lawmakers how to fix the early learning system

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| A State Assembly commission has released a draft of its recommendations to streamline early learning for millions of California kids.

How this comedian became a serious maternal mental health activist

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Comedian Angelina Spicer talks about her experience with postpartum depression at conferences and before lawmakers. She’s even made it part of her stand-up routine.

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A ballot measure to fund child care programs in LA?

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Councilmember Paul Krekorian proposed that the city work toward restoring child care programs cut during the recession. One way to secure funds? A ballot measure.

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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.

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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.