Children from low-income families often start school with fewer academic skills than their more affluent peers, experts say, an issue exacerbated by the pandemic.
The 2022-23 school year will be the first year of several planned expansions to TK eligibility as Los Angeles Unified strives to make it accessible for all 4-year-olds.
Some child care workers are leaving the profession. Others are feeling crushed and frustrated by their circumstances.
Children, who are creatures of habit, can be negatively influenced by any educational disruption, such as remote learning, experts say.
Today's kindergarten is not the same kindergarten parents and guardians experienced when they went to school, some teachers say. Today's kindergarten is really more like first grade.
In kindergarten, some children already have a sense of what math means and how it functions while others lack a basic understanding of numbers.
High-tech literacy projects emerged out of the pandemic as a way to ensure young students stay on track as they learn to read.
Universal transitional kindergarten will essentially become California’s version of a universal preschool program, available to all 4-year-olds regardless of income.
Host Zaidee Stavely discusses the hopes and challenges posed by this enormous expansion, with reporter Karen D'Souza.
A school bus driver started giving away books on her bus and realized that lots of kids didn't have books at home. She shares how she joined up with Dolly Parton to bring more books to kids.
Parent advocates: Early-education programs such as transitional kindergarten can shrink the California achievement gap.
A California TK proposal would gradually open the program to all 4-year-olds amid evidence that early learning shapes the adult brain.
In the wake of the pandemic, child care providers have emerged as the backbone of the state’s economic recovery.
Expanding TK captures the spirit of the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care and aligns with Biden’s campaign for universal preschool.
The report arrives just as momentum builds to expand access to both transitional kindergarten and state-funded preschool.