January 10, 2018
The proposed budget increases child care provider reimbursement rates and adds additional preschool slots.
December 19, 2017
Early intervention helps boost reading skills for California children most at risk of falling behind
A program designed to improve young children’s reading skills is showing results in San Mateo County through a focus on preschools and summer learning.
November 28, 2017
A new state law clarifies that parents enrolled in English as a second language or GED classes can state that as a qualifying reason for state subsidized child care. Previously, some families were deemed ineligible.
November 8, 2017
California is part of a national effort to restrict pushing children out of preschool for disruptive behavior.
October 22, 2017
Six years ago only 52 percent of families with children 8 and under had a mobile device in the home, compared to 98 percent in 2017.
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 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 17, 2017
Transitional kindergarten was introduced after a 2010 California law changed the cutoff birth date for kindergarten entry from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1.
June 28, 2017
Researchers found kindergartners who had attended transitional kindergarten are better prepared than those who had attended preschool or had not been in a formal preschool program.
June 18, 2017
California has not increased its income eligibility limit for subsidized child care since the 2007-08 fiscal year.
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.
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 27, 2017
A new EdSource report underscores the benefits for children of attending full-day programs.
March 23, 2017
In Napa County, where 87 percent of its preschoolers are English learners, the use of a digital literacy app in Spanish and English is helping to boost the vocabulary of its youngest students. Teachers use the app in all 24 preschools in the county to incorporate songs, books and games into classroom activities.