Diversity (n): The quality, state, fact, or instance of being different. Variety; multiformity. Here in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse American cities by any measure, it’s no surprise diversity is highly valued and fiercely defended. Respecting and promoting diversity is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to the impressionable minds of children; […]READ MORE
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From birth, children look to adults for cues about how to process the world around them: Our behavior towards others, and similarly, our reactions. It’s these moments that provide the context for their social decisions in school and in life. September is Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ve selected books that explore diversity in an age-appropriate way, […]READ MORE
Heroes come in many forms: firefighters, men and women in uniform, parents, teachers, grandparents; even the Marvel heroes we grew up with and continue to love into adulthood, sharing in the experience with our children. September 2017 marks the 16-year anniversary of the devastating 9/11 attacks that shook our country. Every year, this time is […]READ MORE
News Headlines and Children’s Hearts The tragic and frightening events that have captured news headlines over this past week have cast a heavy weight on the hearts of each one of us here at LAUP. When violence is witnessed in person or on television, it can have damaging effects, particularly for our young children who […]READ MORE
“Early educators’ skills, knowledge and well-being are inseparable from the quality of children’s early learning experiences.” – Marcy Whitebook, Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment Imagine–you’re bringing your child to his or her first day of preschool. If you walk into Boyle Heights’ PUENTE Learning Center, and see Diana Juarez—one of LAUP’s […]READ MORE