Early Childhood Development |

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

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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

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

More Than Half Of LA Child Care Centers Closed. Who Is Watching The Kids Of Essential Workers?

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Under an executive order signed on April 4 by Governor Gavin Newsom, tens of thousands of essential workers in California are eligible for subsidized child care. And on Tuesday, Newsom said he'd like to see child care access expanded as retail businesses reopen in the next few weeks.

Call The Doctor If Your Kid Feels Sick, But Go In For Vaccinations

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Many pediatric practices are now using telemedicine. One visit doctors say parents shouldn’t reschedule? Vaccines.

LA And California Expand Childcare Options For Essential Workers

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The goal is “to ensure that no essential worker misses a shift, because he or she doesn't have child care during this crisis,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a press conference.

Remaining Child Care Providers Must Limit Number Of Children, Screen For Illness

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The state agencies that oversee child care in California say child care providers who are still operating must limit the number of children in their care to no more than 10 at a time and screen everyone for illness.

Everyone Should Wear A Face Mask, Except Kids Under 2 (It's A Suffocation Risk)

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According to the CDC, the state and Los Angeles County, everyone should put on some kind of cloth facial covering before heading outside to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But there's one important exception: small children.