In L.A. County, black babies are three times more likely than white babies to die in the first year of life. The county has a new five-year action plan to reduce that disparity by 30 percent.
While more than half of babies and toddlers in L.A. County are eligible for state subsidized care, only 6 percent are getting them.
Participation in a program that aims to provide healthy meals to children in child care is dwindling. Advocates want the state to chip in more so providers will join.
Officials broke ground Tuesday on a 20,000-square-foot early learning center, right across from City Hall. It will serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Jackie Jackson closed her home day care in Azusa after 17 years because she could no longer make ends meet. It's one of thousands the state has lost since 2008.
As reports emerge about men abusing their power to harass women, parenting and early childhood experts see an opportunity for parents to help break the cycle.
Teaching science and math to babies may seem like a daunting task, but for educators at Children's Center at CalTech, they are the perfect audience.