The Early Care and Education Landscape in Los Angeles County: Access, Workforce and Quality

The Early Care and Education Landscape report was released in June by The Advancement Project. Researchers reviewed the ease of access and quality of early childhood education children in LA had depending on their sub-population and geographic locations.

The report found:

  • Despite major benefits early care and education can have, significant barriers stand in the way of low-income and children in the childhood welfare system from accessing it.
  • Teachers and assistants working for for the Los Angeles Universal Pre-School Program, Early Head Start and Head Start generally have achieved higher levels of education than those working for AB212/ASPIRE CARES Plus
  • Improving early care and education programs according to the three LA standard quality rating and improvement systems because of funding issues, lack of time required, inadequately qualified teachers and misunderstandings of the systems.

Click here to read the full report.

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