This year even more than usual, teachers say, parents might want to help their children prepare for TK.
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.
Growing California's supply of toddler care options, particularly subsidized preschool, helps the state’s working families, experts say.
A 40-year-old initiative putting a ceiling on state spending may restrict how a budget surplus can be used; one option is capital spending on schools.
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.
The $2 trillion House-passed social policy bill includes about $400 billion earmarked for universal preschool and affordable child care and an extension of the child tax credit.
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.
California will spend billions now and in coming years on young children, student mental health, community schools and the teacher shortage.
College savings accounts, universal transitional kindergarten, new community schools, teacher recruitment incentives are a signature away.
A "mixed delivery" system, in which state-funded early learning programs can be in any school, would better serve the needs of families.
Expanding TK captures the spirit of the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care and aligns with Biden’s campaign for universal preschool.
With a continuing surge in revenue, the governor would expand community schools and create a $500 college savings account for every low-income first grader.
Los Angeles Unified, the state's largest district, reopened for in-person learning amid ongoing lawsuits from parents pushing for a full reopening.
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.