Preschool is any program designed to help 3- and 4-year-old children develop social, emotional and academic skills. Research shows that high-quality preschool programs can have a long-lasting positive effect. There’s an ongoing debate about whether large public programs can achieve the quality necessary to have a similar impact.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
A new EdSource report underscores the benefits for children of attending full-day programs.
Nearly half of families with young children say a parent left the job market to address child care needs.
The commission aims to address the lack of access and the high cost of quality child care, among other issues.
High-income families are likely to benefit the most through tax deductions.
Too many California preschool students are suspended, says a group of educators and policymakers.
The federal government urges the use of the Every Student Succeeds Act to support early education.
California must change childcare and after-school eligibility rules or face penalties.
The study focused on teachers' reactions and expectations regarding behavior.
Researchers find achievement gap at kindergarten is narrowing
Legislators can't agree on how much the proposed law would cost.
One county's experience is a window into how childcare and preschool centers are rated.
Tips for parents about the state's quality ratings system for childcare centers and preschools