| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Marta Delgado has been up for hours cleaning, preparing meals and setting out books for the 6:30 a.m. arrival of her first families. As a day-care provider who watches a dozen children in her Long Beach home, Delgado's schedule is around the clock....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:59 PM
It's bath, book and bed for 5-year-old Nathan Flores. No TV. His parents learned the importance of routine and reading when they began taking him to a local family literacy program two years ago.
Now, a sibling is on the way. Leslie Flores, Nathan's...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:13 AM
We came a long way, baby. Then we stalled. Now we're picking up speed again.
The General Social Survey, a sociological analysis of demographics and attitudes in the United States, has measured Americans' support for gender equity since 1977. Until the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:28 PM
My most important childhood memories were starting preschool and being introduced to myself.
At the time, I had been called Koby my whole life. The only time I've ever been called by my real name was when I had misbehaved and my mother would do like...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:36 AM
La demanda de un padre por $25 millones contra el estado por la muerte a maltratos de su hija de 3 años en el 2011 establece la progresión de las lesiones reportadas al Departamento de Niños y Familias durante las semanas antes de que Athena Ángeles...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The proposed expansion of a local preschool drew concerns from neighbors about traffic and noise at a Planning Board meeting on Monday, while school operators said they have outgrown their current facility.
The Burbank Planning Board — which was...
| Jun 11, 2014
Dear Amy: I'd appreciate your take on this and your advice about what to do. A relative of mine keeps calling my son and her son (both adolescents) "Stupid 1 and Stupid 2" for their antics together. She even introduces them this way.
She gets angry when...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Early childhood education providers are hopeful that more local children will be better prepared for kindergarten as efforts make headway in the Wheaton Warrenville area.
A year after a partnership began among local agencies to align their goals and...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:59 PM
On a typical school day, Asher Windberry struts like a rock star into the main office at Mariners Elementary School.
Donning his trucker hat and favorite pair of neon shades, he smiles, raising his hand to high-five school staff as he makes his way, mom...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:03 PM
I am an advocate for access to the election ballot. I was a plaintiff in a federal court case where one of the issues was easier access to public financing for third-party candidates. But, I would never sign a petition for someone to get on the ballot...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:40 PM
With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...