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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Don't cut funds for preschool again, Gov. Brown

    Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto...
  • Music Holds Key to Educational Impact of Top Kids' Programming

    From hip-hop to bossa nova to Hawaiian-style ballads, "Sofia the First" draws from a hodgepodge of multicultural influences when compiling its musical soundtrack, a bevy of catchy tunes that has caught on like s'mores at a campfire with the preschool set....
  • 'Sesame Street,' 'Ellen DeGeneres' Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners (FULL LIST)

    "Sesame Street" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" led the field on Friday in the Creative Arts portion of the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The PBS mainstay (pictured) grabbed six awards during the presentation of craft and technical awards at the Westin...
  • More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3

    More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3
    More Illinois early education funding will be funneled to programs for children ages 3 and younger under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn will sign this morning. House Bill 4440 increases the percentage of Early Childhood Education Block Grant program funds that...
  • Celebrating 45 Years with the Writers of 'Sesame Street'

    Before settling on "Homelamb" as the punny title for a parody of the hit Showtime series, veteran "Sesame Street" scribe Belinda Ward toyed around with many iterations, none of them quite right. " 'Homeland' was a very interesting writing process,"...
  • Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers

    Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers
    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...
  • City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K

    City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K
    Changes to Baltimore's Head Start this fall will provide longer days and an extended school year for hundreds of children in its care, a move intended to help low-income parents free up time for work and boost the youngsters' development. Under a...
  • Opening a restaurant, taking a leap

    Opening a restaurant, taking a leap
    Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
  • Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too ambitious

    A too-costly bill that would have provided preschool for all California 4-year-olds has been slimmed down in useful ways. There is much to admire in Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's (D-Sacramento) SB 837, which would give low-income families the...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Not your dad's library — but same benefits

    As more content is available on the Internet, many people think that the library is a relic of the past, a storehouse for books only. What they do not realize is that as the Web has evolved, so have libraries. And libraries combine the power of data...
  • California can afford preschool for all

    It is great that The Times recognizes the importance of high-quality early learning for low-income children. However, we disagree that a bill to provide just that to young Californians is "too ambitious." ("Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too...