Science shows that trauma interrupts brain development in young children, which is why some may have developmental delays due to the pandemic.
The classes are part of a state program to help children in foster care find and enroll in child care programs.
The new law requires doctors to screen children enrolled in Medi-Cal for developmental delays three times before they turn 3.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician who Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed in January, is recognized as a pioneer in the study of how adverse childhood experiences affect brain development and life-long health.
The budget proposal is expected to significantly expand paid family leave, home visits to help parents teach and care for their babies and screenings to identify delays early.
A new report recommends the state combine services under one agency to increase equity and reduce delays.
The Nurse-Family Partnership program improved parenting skills and early childhood development, a new study finds.
Spending would increase for preschool and child care for low-income families.