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California Early Childhood Education

Beyond Pre-K: California Leaps Ahead With Comprehensive Approach From Birth

Deborah Kong | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Deborah Kong

While preschool expansion is in the headlines across the nation, California is leaping ahead with a focus on building a comprehensive early learning system from birth through age 5.

Californians for President Obama's Early Learning Plan

Catherine Atkin | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

When President Obama releases his budget next week, we urge him to stand strong and announce a robust early learning budget proposal that truly puts the nation's earliest learners first. California is a ready partner for investing robustly and wisely in early learning.

Early Learning for All: Yes We Can in California

Catherine Atkin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

Two days after becoming the first U.S. President in history to call for preschool for every child in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama rolled out an approach that aligns with what California's early childhood advocates have been calling for to ensure high quality early learning for our children.

California Must Answer President Obama's Call to Invest in the Early Years

Catherine Atkin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

To put children on a path to success in life, we must begin much earlier, focusing on learning from the moment a child is born, building on gains made in preschool and fortifying their educational development in the early elementary grades.