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October 13, 2021
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
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
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.
June 17, 2021
A California TK proposal would gradually open the program to all 4-year-olds amid evidence that early learning shapes the adult brain.
June 2, 2021
In the wake of the pandemic, child care providers have emerged as the backbone of the state’s economic recovery.
April 28, 2021
This roughly $1.8 trillion package sets aside big money for key early childhood initiatives as part of its vast cradle-to-college agenda.
April 19, 2021
The report arrives just as momentum builds to expand access to both transitional kindergarten and state-funded preschool.
February 24, 2021
Preschool teachers and child care workers earn 38% less than their colleagues in the K-8 system, the report says.
January 19, 2021
A state-funded program is designing strategies for families to keep kids learning at home even when in-person preschool is canceled.
January 5, 2021
Harsh discipline at such an early age can have lasting consequences.
December 8, 2020
When children have access to quality care and learning, parents also have the ability to seek more education, participate in the workforce, earn more and invest more in their children.
December 7, 2020
The plan for the first time calls for requiring preschool programs to identify and report the languages spoken by children enrolled.
December 1, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom made early childhood education a central focus of his administration.
November 7, 2020
With Senate likely to remain in GOP hands, it is not clear how much of his detailed pro-teacher agenda, with a heavy emphasis on community colleges and affordability, could be implemented.
October 1, 2020
Can outdoor schools offer lessons at a time when being indoors is so risky?