Early Childhood Development |

'Essential' Child Care Workers Struggle To Balance Family Needs, Safety

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| Child care providers around the country have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with many facing closure even as others struggle to stay open.

Already On The Margins, Child Care Providers Look For Coronavirus Relief

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Child care providers around the state are closing as parents whose jobs are deemed "non-essential" have been told to stay home with their kids to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Dear LAist: Will My Child's Day Care Center Or Preschool Close?

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Amid school closures, LA child care providers have a lot of questions and few answers.

The State Is Expanding Childcare Capacity -- But Will Providers Stay Open?

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Now that schools are closed, the state agency that licenses childcare providers is expanding the ability to provide care. But some providers are questioning whether they should take on more kids, or even stay open at all.

Olaf From 'Frozen' Will Read To Your Kids -- Virtually

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In the words of Frozen 2 -- cuddle close, scooch in, it’s storytime. Well, virtual storytime (Los Angeles public libraries are closed).

'Health Comes First': What Parents Are Saying About LAUSD's Classroom Shutdown

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Here's the general reaction from parents to the news that the Los Angeles Unified School District will suspend in-person classes for two weeks: We get it.

Kids Stuck At Home? Here's How To Keep Them Busy And Grow Their Brains At The Same Time

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Yes, laundry can be educational– and fun! We went to the experts for tips on keeping the learning going even if school’s out.

How To Talk To Your Little Kids About Coronavirus

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Tips from a clinical psychologist: First, take a deep breath.