January 18, 2023
The right choices? Leaders, policymakers and experts react to Gov. Newsom's 2022-23 education budget
See what education leaders are saying about the governor’s plan to fund education in the coming year.
January 17, 2023
Reactions to the governor's early education budget proposals
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for early education.
November 23, 2022
Why I teach despite profession's modest compensation
Today, teaching is more than just a job; it’s my passion.
November 7, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act left children and families behind
Rising costs, the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and demand that exceeds supply have frayed an already fragile child care sector.
Ruth Fernández and Savitha Moorthy
September 30, 2022
Let's nurture multilingualism in our youngest learners
Early childhood educators should support and celebrate the cultures, languages and circumstances of the children in their care.
July 27, 2022
Can infants learn math? State-backed pilot project in Fresno aims to find out
A statewide pilot project in California is aimed at boosting the confidence of early childhood educators, child care providers and elementary school teachers to teach math.
July 11, 2022
More teachers, outreach needed to support California's youngest English learners
California can create a national model for expanding educational opportunities for students and crafting groundbreaking policies that serve to properly identify and serve dual language students.
Patricia Lozano and Feliza Ortiz-Licon
June 29, 2022
Child care access is key to pandemic recovery for California's children, working families
California must expand and support access to child care options even as transitional kindergarten rolls out.
June 17, 2022
California to create teaching credential covering pre-K through 3rd grade that requires literacy training
State commission hopes new credential will help attract thousands of teachers for transitional kindergarten; literacy advocates press for strong literacy standards.
February 15, 2022
California’s subsidized preschool program may expand to toddlers
Growing California's supply of toddler care options, particularly subsidized preschool, helps the state’s working families, experts say.
November 23, 2021
Benefits of early math experiences add up
In kindergarten, some children already have a sense of what math means and how it functions while others lack a basic understanding of numbers.
October 13, 2021
What parents and teachers need to know about universal transitional kindergarten | Quick Guide
Universal transitional kindergarten will essentially become California’s version of a universal preschool program, available to all 4-year-olds regardless of income.
July 12, 2021
How California’s new universal transitional kindergarten program will be rolled out
Experts say making a year of pre-kindergarten available to all 4-year-olds is a watershed achievement in the early education space.
July 8, 2021
The ‘stars aligned’ in budget deal, but hurdles remain for early education
This is much work still to be done to ensure the pre-K entitlement will narrow, rather than reinforce, gaps in children’s early learning.