Early Childhood Development |

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.

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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Premature births are on the rise in LA and across the U.S.

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The rates of preterm birth ticked up for the third year in a row, according to the latest premature birth report card from the nonprofit March of Dimes.

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Report finds gaps remain in access to child care, preschool attendance

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A new report out from the research and advocacy group Children Now provides a snapshot of education and health for kids across the state.

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New Law Aims To Reduce Pre-Schoolers' High Expulsion Rate

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Preschoolers are three times more likely to be expelled than K-12 students. California has passed a new law that aims to lower that rate by giving state-funded pre-school programs more money if they hire consultants who are experts in early childhood mental health.

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