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    November 3, 2018
    Gavin Newsom pushes big-budget early childhood education agenda in closing days of campaign (Los Angeles Times)

    After months of sparring with President Trump and offering honey-tongued campaign promises to combat poverty, unaffordable housing costs and the state’s other deep-rooted ills, Democrat Gavin Newsom is ending his campaign for governor with a heightened focus on the youngest Californians. Read more >

    October 23, 2018
    Report finds gaps remain in access to child care, preschool attendance (KPCC)

    A new report out Tuesday from the research and advocacy group Children Now gives a county-by-county snapshot of the health and education of California’s more than 9 million children.  In L.A. County and across the state, some of the biggest weak spots were in early childhood supports. Listen >

    September 30, 2018
    From Principles to Practice: Building a Family Engagement Culture Learning Brief

    With 800,000 children under the age of 5 years in Los Angeles County, early childhood funders and advocates have been testing models and strategies that respond to the vast diversity of languages, cultural perspectives, and experiences families face as they navigate the labyrinth of local systems and services. As part of stakeholder discussions sparked by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment in 2015, local advocates developed a shared definition for family engagement as well as five guiding principles. These principles build upon the work of national advocates and stress the need to embed practices across the systems and settings that serve families with young children. Read more >

    September 18, 2018
    California’s children fall behind before they start school, and some never catch up, study finds

    When students enter school in California, they learn at a pace on par with — if not better than — those in other states. The problem is that they arrive far behind their national peers, and they never catch up. Read more >

    July 13, 2018
    Special Series: Black Infant Mortality

    Priska Neely at KPCC covered the issue throughout the summer, including a story of how it impacted her own family. Read more >

    June 27, 2018
    America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own

    It’s not just the kids at the border. America systematically shortchanges tens of millions of children, including homegrown kids. The upshot is that American kids are more likely to be poor, to drop out of high school and even to die young than in other advanced countries. Read more >

    November 10, 2015
    Report: Family at the Center

    Authors: Harder + Company, LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment Read more >