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Coronavirus Parenthood: The Stress Level Is High, Glitter Glue Is Everywhere

(Courtesy Shammeer Dawson)
| Shammeer Dawson, a single mom of four children who lives in Hawthorne, checked in with us about parenting in the time of COVID.

California's Devastating Budget Shortfall Means Pain For Schools, Health Care, More


Gov. Newsom had aspired to make publicly funded preschool available to every child in California starting with 20,000 new slots over the next two years.

Print This Adorable Worksheet We Mailed To LA Kids


These are not typical times, so we did something we don’t typically do — we sent mail to a bunch of children.

If LA's Kids Keep Skipping Routine Vaccinations, We Might Have More Than A COVID-19 Outbreak To Worry About


The number of childhood immunizations in L.A. County was down more than 60% in April compared to last year.

Morning Briefing: Some Kids Head Back To Child Care


Gov. Gavin Newsom has said that reopening child care centers will be critical to getting the California economy back up and running. Some facilities started welcoming kids back this week.

Your Baby Might Hate Tummy Time But They Need It


When babies play while on their bellies, it can help them build muscle, learn to crawl and reach other developmental milestones, according to a study slated for publication in the scientific journal Pediatrics.

Masks, Smaller Classes And No Hugs: What Child Care Looks Like Right Now


What will child care look like in the age of social distancing? Recently reopened child care centers in Long Beach might have the answer.

California Launches Statewide Child Care Website


California parents looking for child care can now try their luck on a new website, MyChildCare.ca.gov.