Early Childhood Development |

A Child Care Center Followed The COVID Safety Guidelines. It Still Had An Outbreak

| There are relatively few cases of the coronavirus linked to L.A. child care centers, but the data is inconsistent and there’s been at least one outbreak at a center here that says it followed safety guidelines.

California Child Care Providers Unionize: 'It's Time To Demand What We Deserve'

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About 43,000 child care providers were eligible to vote in the mail-in election between June 22 and July 22– 97% of the 9,340 returned ballots favored representation.

The Pandemic Takes A Financial and Mental Toll On Child Care Providers

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More than three-quarters of respondents to a UC Berkeley survey said with fewer children enrolled, they’re losing money.

For California Child Care Workers, Inequality Is Baked Into The System

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California child care providers could be on the verge of getting help in their fight for higher wages. This week, balloting is wrapping up in a month-long vote to unionize child care workers.

LA County Guidelines For Reopening Head Start: Fewer, Smaller Classes

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L.A. County’s Office Of Education oversees Head Start for 11,000 kids, closed its centers in March, and since then has been providing some virtual instruction.

LA Diary: The Pandemic Shipwrecked Their Pirate Party, So Mom Planned A Parade

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The consensus: Best birthday party ever!

'We Do Need This Change': Child Care Union Election Underway

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After more than a decade of fighting for the right to bargain for better pay, California child care providers will vote on unionizing.

Most 'Pop-Up' Child Care Centers Were Already Watching Kids Before The Pandemic

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California’s budget revision summary in May said, “to date, there are close to 500 temporary pop-up child care programs throughout California.” But as it turns out, few businesses took advantage of the program.