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Nearly 3,000 New California State Preschool Slots Available | 10.12.2016

The California Department of Education - Early Education and Support Division (CDE-EESD) released a Request for Applications for 2016-17 state budget funds intended to expand full-day, full-year preschool statewide. more

What's Ahead in Early Ed: October 2016 | 10.11.2016

A roundup of new early childhood developments, publications and events. more

Gov Signs California Budget with Multiyear Early Childhood Investments | 06.28.2016

Governor Brown signed the 2016-17 California state budget—and it’s a strong investment in young children and the adults who care for and educate them! Send a thank you note to Governor Brown, legislative leadership, Legislative Women’s Caucus, and budget leaders for prioritizing children in the budget. more

Reimagining Early Edge California | 06.20.2016

In the coming weeks, Early Edge will embark upon a process to reimagine the way the organization engages in early learning advocacy. more

Webinar: CSPP Expansion Funds for Slots Intended to Increase Access for Children with Exceptional Needs | 06.17.2016

The EESD will host a webinar on Friday, June 17, 2016, to provide information on implementing California State Preschool Program (CSPP) expansion funds for slots intended to Increase access for children with exceptional needs. more

Opportunities to Promote Early Learning through New Federal ESSA Law | 06.16.2016

This month there are a number of opportunities for you to help California leverage early learning opportunities through the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). more

Right Start Solutions for California Kids | 06.16.2016

Common Sense Kids Action and the Right Start Commission are hosting a town hall in Sacramento on the heels of the recently released report, Rebuilding the California Dream, which presents a blueprint for a child-centered system that nurtures every child from the beginning of life. more

Legislature Approves Early Education and Care Budget Deal | 06.16.2016

The Legislature voted to approve the 2016-17 state budget, reflecting the compromise reached last week by Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders more

Budget Deal for PreK, TK, and a Sustainable ECE System | 06.13.2016

The Budget Conference Committee approved a budget deal between Governor Brown and legislative leaders that increases access to preschool, raises reimbursement rates for providers, and protects transitional kindergarten. more

Budget Conference Committee Meeting Now | 06.02.2016

Right now, the Budget Conference Committee is crafting a state budget package proposal to send back to both houses. Now is the time to urge conferees to make comprehensive budget investments in early childhood education and care! more

Legislators Prioritize Early Education in Budget Discussions | 05.27.2016

The Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance put forth a comprehensive plan for California’s children and families. more

Act Now: Rushed CA Budget Proposal Would Kick 125,000 Kids Out of School | 05.16.2016

With only a few weeks left in the budget process, Gov. Brown is proposing to cut transitional kindergarten (TK) and deny up to 125,000 children their right to a proven pre-k program. more

5th Annual Transitional Kindergarten Conference | 05.04.2016

The 5th Annual TK Conference will provide TK professionals with innovative strategies, practical resources, and hands-on activities to take back to their TK classrooms for a high-quality experience for young learners. more

33,000 California 4 Year Olds without Pre-K | 03.28.2016

More than 33,000 eligible 4 year olds from low-income families are currently not enrolled in any publicly-funded school readiness program, according to a new policy brief, Unmet Need for Preschool Services in California: Statewide and Local Analysis by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). more

Early Learning and LCAPs | 03.25.2016

The deadline for the California Department of Education online survey aimed at improving local education agencies’ Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) - open to all students, parents, educators, and community members - is March 25, by 5 p.m. We encourage you to take the survey and voice your support for greater incorporation of early education in LCAPs. more

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