Head Start is a national anti-poverty program for children from families living below the national poverty line. Much of the program is focused on providing preschool for 4-year-olds and support for their families. However, there has been a significant push in recent years to expand Head Start services to children under age 4 and their families. These services, which range from home visits to infant and toddler care, are known as Early Head Start.
A new commission convened by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon seeks to come up with a long-range plan for early childhood education services.
New rules for Head Start most significant changes to federal program since 1975
Preschool teachers paid about half of what kindergarten teachers make.
Head Start teachers face a number of obstacles in teaching native languages.
Hillary Clinton's plans would reshape the landscape of early childhood education.
The report calls for programs for all children 5 and younger.
President's proposal invests in children from birth to age 5.
They urge the state to increase its investment in early childhood education programs.
Vietnamese is among the most common languages in students' homes.
Even when they speak the language, teachers and aides need specialized training.
The bill makes permanent a grant program for early education.
The approach emphasizes vocabulary, talking and role-playing.
African-American preschoolers are expelled and suspended more often, report finds.