Children Now, a child care advocacy organization based in Oakland, released a new report outlining policy guidelines for state and local leaders to improve outcomes for California's infants and toddlers, particularly those born to low-income families.
Advocates for expanding preschool to low-income 4-year-olds were disappointed with the 4,000 additional enrollment slots proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in his 2015-16 budget released Friday. Some were hoping for at least 10,000 additional slots.
California ranks well above other states in preschool and kindergarten enrollment, but still ranks 45th overall in its efforts to support the education of its youngest children, according to a report by Education Week released today.
With districts working this fall to put into action their first locally created school accountability plans, the California Department of Education rolled out a new online resource center on Thursday designed to help schools change.