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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.

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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Lawmakers want to make 'Pre-K for All' a reality

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Assemblymember Kevin McCarty announced Tuesday a new package of legislation that would expand preschool access in an effort to address the state's achievement gap.

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Michelle Obama surprises preschoolers with a special storytime

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As part of her book tour, the former first lady came to Los Angeles and made a stop to read to a group of 4-year-olds at a preschool in Skid Row.

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