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Recent Media Coverage

Teacher appreciation: Mari Sanchez, grooming students from age four in transitional kindergarten | 10.20.2016

Daily Democrat
The most important role, according to Sanchez, is being the transitional kindergarten leader. more

Research On Tulsa's Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains | 08.22.2016

NPR
Two new studies examining the long-term impact of the $8.6 billion federal preschool program offer support to those who say the answer is yes. more

Affordable Child Care: The Secret to a Better Economy | 08.19.2016

The New York Times
Of the 24 million children under 6 in the United States today, some 12 million need day care, because both parents work or a single parent is the breadwinner. Yet most working families can’t afford good care — if they can even find it in the first place. more

 

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Recent Press Releases

New Report Finds State Policies Shortchange Early Educators, Undermining Quality of Early Learning for California’s Young Children | 07.07.2016

In California, early childhood workforce policies shortchange the more than 107,000 members of the early childhood teaching workforce, and subsequently hinder positive school and life outcomes for the state’s 3 million children birth through age 5, according to a new report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSSCE) at the University of California, Berkeley more

Governor Brown Signs California Budget Including Significant Investments in Early Education and Care | 06.27.2016

Governor Brown signed the Budget Act of 2016 which includes significant investments to stabilize California’s early education and care system and to expand preschool access for young children and their families. more

New Research Shows Benefits and Opportunity in California’s Transitional Kindergarten | 06.22.2016

Research Brief Examines Transitional Kindergarten in Final Rollout Year more

Lawmakers Approve Budget Deal That Sustains Early Childhood Education and Care Programs for California’s Young Children | 06.15.2016

Today the California State Legislature voted to approve the 2016-17 state budget, reflecting the compromise reached last week between Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leadership, which includes a significant multiyear investment to raise reimbursement rates for early childhood providers and to increase access to preschool for more young children in California. more

California Budget Agreement Makes Early Childhood Education and Care Services More Accessible and Affordable | 06.09.2016

The Budget Conference Committee approved a budget deal struck by Governor Brown and legislative leaders which includes a multiyear investment to increase access to preschool and raise reimbursement rates to providers to maintain services for young children. more

 

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