This roughly $1.8 trillion package sets aside big money for key early childhood initiatives as part of its vast cradle-to-college agenda.
The proposed legislation to champion childhood comes at a time when the pandemic has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.
Causes for the slide in enrollment are myriad, complicated by existing trends including declining birthrates and people's continued exodus from the state, as well as the sudden economic chaos wrought by the pandemic.
The report arrives just as momentum builds to expand access to both transitional kindergarten and state-funded preschool.
Child care is far more than just babysitting, advocates say, it’s building the architecture of the brain at a pivotal stage in construction.
After being apart from each other for so long, children may need to be retrained on how to socialize before they can be ready to learn.
A state-funded program is designing strategies for families to keep kids learning at home even when in-person preschool is canceled.
The budget would provide billions for K-12 schools and early education after paying off most of the short-term debt owed from this year’s budget.
Harsh discipline at such an early age can have lasting consequences.
A proposed a sweeping suite of bills is designed to help reform the state’s early childhood system.
Gov. Gavin Newsom made early childhood education a central focus of his administration.
Family life has been disrupted in innumerable ways during the pandemic, including the nature of our relationship to screens.
The waiver process has been fraught with debate — raising issues of safety, volatility and fairness.
Alameda County may choose to wait to begin collecting the new sales tax until legal challenges involving other initiatives are resolved.
Early education is enhanced by school communities that affirm and support the languages and cultures students bring to the classroom.