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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


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


The consensus: Best birthday party ever!

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


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


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.

Even Young Children Notice What's Happening In The World Right Now. Here's What You Can Do To Help Them Understand


What L.A. parents are doing to start conversations about race and help their kids dream of a better future.

Giving Birth In A Pandemic Can Be Isolating. It Doesn't Have To Be


Delivery rooms are more empty. Here’s how one family found support for birth in the midst of the pandemic.

What Could Schools Look Like When They Reopen? Here's What LA County Education Officials Say


A task force released a framework Wednesday with guidelines for the county's 80 school districts as they plan for when, how — and maybe whether — to reopen school campuses.