Tag: Early Learning
October 18, 2017
A national report examines if states are meeting the needs of dual language learners, who make up nearly one-third of children ages 8 and younger in the U.S. The 30-state analysis highlights policies that affect access and educational opportunities.
September 28, 2017
A new statewide poll shows that nearly 90 percent of California voters want the next governor to be a "champion for early education" who puts more investment into programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
September 26, 2017
A coalition of California-based agencies and advocacy groups teamed up to raise awareness about the impact of early childhood trauma and to push for change in education and health policy.
September 26, 2017
In a new report, The National Center for Education Statistics found that parents struggling to find child care cited cost as the biggest hurdle.
August 30, 2017
Patricia Lozano has extensive experience in early childhood policy and research, as well as dual language education.
July 31, 2017
A summer program in Oakland aims to make sure that kindergarten students are ready to learn.
July 24, 2017
The Nurse-Family Partnership program improved parenting skills and early childhood development, a new study finds.
June 7, 2017
Through a community partnership, science specialists at the Lawrence Hall of Science are bringing free, play-based science lessons to playgroups for low-income families across the Bay Area.
May 31, 2017
Despite the prevalence of childhood trauma, few early education programs are prepared to help the more than 35 million children in the country who have experienced trauma, researchers say.
May 18, 2017
English learners who attend transitional kindergarten enter kindergarten with stronger literacy and math skills, according to a recent American Institutes for Research study.
May 16, 2017
While early education advocates say they appreciate Gov. Jerry Brown keeping last year’s promise to increase preschool funding, they lamented that the May budget revision didn’t include additional money and changes that would allow more low-income families to qualify for subsidized child care.
May 9, 2017
The “transitional kindergarten” program is for 4-year-olds who turn 5 after Sept. 1, the cutoff date for enrolling in regular kindergarten, and before Dec. 3. Some districts enroll even younger 4-year-olds.
April 9, 2017
Only six of California's 25 largest school districts are taking advantage of a state law that allows them to enroll more 4-year-olds in a pre-kindergarten program known as “transitional kindergarten.”
March 30, 2017
About 70 percent of schools in California offer full-day programs.
March 27, 2017
A new EdSource report underscores the benefits for children of attending full-day programs.