Early Childhood Development |

The bill to keep child care workers safe

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| Back injuries, slips and falls are extremely common among child care workers — creating a ripple effect of problems for the workers and the families they assist.

'Lactation 101' grades colleges on accommodations

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A new report grades the accessibility of policies for pregnant and parenting students at higher education institutions in LA County. Most schools are not passing.

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Transitional kindergarten gets a good report card

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A report evaluating the early years of the state's newest primary grade finds that it puts kindergarteners at an advantage in literacy and math.

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Educators get schooled in working with 'exceptional' kids

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In response to high preschool suspension rates, LAUP created a program to help educators working with kids with developmental delays, disabilities and behavioral needs.

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New budget bodes well for state child care programs

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The budget adds nearly 3,000 full-day slots in state preschools in the next fiscal year. It also addresses the unintended consequences of increases to the minimum wage.

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Big funding boost trickles down to California's littlest artists

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The state arts agency is awarding $15 million in grants — nearly double the amount last year. For the first time, this includes support for programs for kids 0-5.

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'Diaper need' covered by California Assembly

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Diapers can cost around $80 per child per month, so some families end up reusing dirty diapers, or leaving wet diapers on for too long. A new bill wants to help.

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English Learners start off ahead in kindergarten with TK

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California kids whose primary language is not English do better in kindergarten if they attend transitional kindergarten programs when they’re four.

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