Early education is enhanced by school communities that affirm and support the languages and cultures students bring to the classroom.
The early childhood workforce is one area where some experts believe Newsom and the Legislature have fallen short.
A series of activities designed to teach math concepts inspired by children’s books is being piloted as part of a statewide early math initiative.
Parents and family child care providers are among the experts who will guide California’s efforts to expand and improve early childhood education in the state.
Advocates agree with governor's call for more planning before new early childhood funds are spent.
Child care can change the lives of homeless children and their parents. Two counties are trying to help enroll them in free programs.
Legislation could increase teacher pay at subsidized centers serving low-income children.
California is on the brink of making huge investments in young children, and EdSource is tracking 27 early childhood bills introduced in the Legislature this session.
Under the agreement, all 4-year-olds living in low-income neighborhoods would be eligible for state-subsidized preschool, with priority for low-income children first.
Proposals by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators would provide financial aid and ease the permitting process.
The report sets a long-term goal of preschool for all children, regardless of income, but focuses on expanding access first to children in low-income families.
Researchers say the greatest need in low-income communities is for programs serving children under 5 years old, such as preschool and transitional kindergarten.
The California Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education released its long-anticipated draft report for how to improve child care and preschool throughout the state.
Only 1 out of 9 children eligible for subsidized childcare programs in California were enrolled in a program that provided full-day, year-round care in 2017, according to an analysis by the California Budget and Policy Center.
Voters polled view early childhood programs as important but don't rank them as top priorities and are lukewarm about spending more for them.