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Early Learning

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Top Early Learning Articles

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  • Loss of Kindergarten Program Angers Educators and Parents

    Loss of Kindergarten Program Angers Educators and Parents
    A program designed to help kids transition into the classroom is in danger of being scrapped. Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal is not funding the “Transitional Kindergarten” program.  The program was approved in the Schwarzenegger...
  • Briefly In Education

    Even Start kids take trip to Ocean Institute Kids in the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach's Even Start Preschool Program recently took a field trip to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. During the "Under Sea ABC" workshop, the children got hands on...
  • Autopsy results for 11-month-old could take weeks

    Los Angeles County coroner’s officials today said it could be weeks before they get results from additional autopsy tests for an 11-month-old baby who died last week after experiencing breathing problems at a Burbank day care center. While the...
  • State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

    State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes
    HARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20...
  • Mistreatment of Infants Closes Lodi Daycare

    A home operating a daycare is closed down after accusations workers left infants in car seats behind closed doors, had children in closed bathrooms, and other inappropriate actions. The facility, being operated by Dorothy Bernhoft in Lodi along...
  • Burbank police probe death of baby at daycare center

    Burbank police probe death of baby at daycare center
    Burbank police Wednesday night were investigating the death of an 11-month-old infant who died after suffering breathing problems at a day-care center. Police and firefighters responded to the licensed day-care facility Wednesday afternoon in the 200...
  • Henry DeCarlo visits PACE early Education Center in Los Angeles where a new garden is being started.

    The PACE Early Childhood Education Center on Aldama Street in Los Angeles is starting a brand new school garden with the help of a $1,000 garden grant from Western Growers Foundation. The school garden grants are awarded through a competitive grant...
  • Transitional kindergarten thrown into doubt

    Transitional kindergarten thrown into doubt
    Local school districts may rework, or scrap altogether, plans to offer a free pre-kindergarten year for children with fall birthdays now that state funding for the program has been thrown into doubt. “We can’t offer more certainty than we...
  • Dora and Diego Exhibit

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana to visit the "DORA & DIEGO" exhibit at the Discovery Science Center (DSC), Orange County's leading destination for hands-on science fun. Dora and Diego: Let's Explore!, features characters Dora and Diego from...
  • Working parents have a new tool to help them choose the right day care center or preschool for their child

     Working parents have a new tool to help them choose the right day care center or preschool for their child
    The Virginia Star Quality Initiative is a product of the Alignment Project.  It's a voluntary quality rating and improvement system designed to assess and improve the quality of care and education small children receive in the state. It also provides...
  • Elkhart school helps prepare kids for kindergarten

    Elkhart school helps prepare kids for kindergarten
    ELKHART – For some parents, sending their children to pre-school is something they cannot afford even though educators say pre-school can help kids get a jump start on kindergarten. One local school system has started a grass roots program to...
  • Grants to help preschools plant edible gardens

    A farm industry group's charitable arm has said it will give 100 California preschools and day-care centers $1,000 each to help them start gardens for growing food. The Irvine-based Western Growers Foundation said Monday that the project is intended to...