early childhood


Thousands of Child Care Programs Have Closed In California, Study Finds

A socially-distance outdoor story and picnic time at Modern Education Family Childcare-Portola in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Pyrena Hui
When Pyrena Hui considered what field of work she’d pursue as a recent immigrant from Hong Kong to the United States, her family was a top priority.

Children's Movement


Children’s Movement Pushes Newsom on Children’s Health

The Medi-Cal program is failing children, and the state must urgently make managed health care plans accountable, a large coalition of youth advocacy groups said Tuesday in a letter to the Administration of California Gov.


First 5 LA Issues Progress Report on Early Childhood in Los Angeles

Groups interested in understanding the current state of early childhood in Los Angeles County now have access to a new and vast amount of data they can mine to make informed decisions about how best to design and deliver social programs.

healthy families home visit buffao


As Buffalo Home Visitors Face Layoffs, Early Childhood Advocates Urge Statewide Investment

First-time mom Engracia Sampaio-Dunn was thrilled to learn she could receive weekly home visits to help guide her through her pregnancy and motherhood.


New Rule Puts Some Head Start Agencies Under Pressure to Improve

The federal government is hoping to improve the quality of local Head Start agencies’ programs by refining how it determines when grantees are falling short and must be thrown into competition for ongoing funding.

Youth Services Insider


Trump Signs Spending Bill with Family First Sweeteners, Boosts to Head Start and Child Care

Just days after being impeached by the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump signed a spending bill for 2020 that includes hundreds of millions in funding to assist states with a recent overhaul of federal child welfare financing.


    Connecting Home Visiting, Early Care and Education Will Benefit Families

    Early care and education (ECE) and home visiting are both services that greatly benefit kids and their families. But these services are often not well coordinated at the state and local level.


    New Data Tool Measures Health of Every Baby Born in California

    As California considers a raft of new early childhood investments, a new tool offers to provide information about the resources available to each of the nearly half a million babies born in the state every year.


    Blue Meridian, Big Bet Investor in Child Welfare Programs, Becomes a Nonprofit

    Blue Meridian Partners, a philanthropic venture making massive bets to improve the child welfare field, will become a standalone nonprofit as its foundation home winds down over the next year. The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) has housed the venture since it was launched three years ago with funding commitments from Ballmer Group, The Duke Endowment, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and several others.