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California still has a way to go in offering ‘full-day’ preschool

EdSource released a new report  titled “Early Learning Time: Accessing Full Day Preschool and Kindergarten in California,” which examines the state’s progress in providing full-day preschool and the current financial disincentives to offering a full-day program built into the way California funds these programs. In part two, we will look at full-day kindergarten. Despite continuing […]


Digital app helps to boost vocabulary of English learners in Napa preschools

In Napa County, where most children enrolled in state-subsidized preschool are native Spanish speakers, educators introduced an app-based program to build the vocabularies of their youngest learners, particularly English learners. Creating an atmosphere where there is interaction is key to helping a child learn new vocabulary words, said Mariel Kyger, a research analyst with Los […]


School Choice a Big Winner in President Trump’s Budget

Education Week President Donald Trump is calling for $1.4 billion in new federal investments in school choice, including vouchers for private schools, charter schools, and Title I funding that would follow students to the public schools of their choice. Even as he proposes to carve more than $9 billion from the federal education budget for […]


New program to help aspiring early educators focus on high-needs students

Ed Source LAUP launched a new certificate program this month for aspiring early education teachers and others who work with preschoolers that is focused on helping children with disabilities and emotional and behavior challenges. The LAUP Research and Evaluation division found, after five years of surveying early educators in Los Angeles County about professional development needs, […]


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