Early Childhood Development |

Helping Preschoolers Work Through Trauma, One Breath At A Time

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| The Los Angeles Unified School District knows many of its students will experience trauma before they graduate and it’s preparing teachers to help those students.

Free Doula Program For Black Moms-To-Be Gets New Life

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A few months ago we told you about the controversy surrounding a promising program meant to help African American moms have healthier births. Now the program has been reborn as the Frontline Doulas program.

State Analyst Says Nix Newsom's Early Childhood Plan

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Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to streamline the complicated web of agencies that support early childhood in California by creating a new state agency. Not so fast, says the Legislative Analyst’s Office. On Friday the nonpartisan agency tasked with advising the legislature released a report recommending lawmakers reject the proposal.

Parents Of Young Kids: California Wants To Give You Money

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if you're the parent of a young child in California filing this year, you could receive up to an additional $1,000 back. That's on top of existing Earned Income Tax Credits which could net you hundreds - or thousands - of dollars (more on that later).

Childcare Workers Aren't Paid Much At All, So They're Mobilizing To Unionize

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Remember this the next time you drop off your most precious assets -- your kids -- with a childcare worker: many of them often take home less than minimum wage for the hours they work. It should come as no surprise then, that they want to unionize. In fact, they’ve been trying to for more than a decade.

What Do Doulas Do — And How Can I Find One In LA?

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What exactly is a doula? Doulas provide expecting and new mothers with educational, emotional, and advocating support before, during and after a baby is born. But, how do I interview a doula? How do you know they're qualified? Will insurance cover their services? LAist readers sent us more than a dozen questions like this, and we spoke with 20 California doulas to get answers.

Newsom's Plan For Early Childhood Education

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Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed state spending plan Friday. The Governor is continuing his push to improve early childhood education and wants to establish a new Department of Early Childhood Development.

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Early Childcare Providers Are Spending Their Own Money To Take Care Of LA's Kids

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Finding affordable child care is often a struggle, but parents aren’t the only ones dealing with the financial burden. KPCC’s Mariana Dale talked to childcare providers about the strategies they use -- including dipping into their personal finances -- to make ends meet.

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