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Early Childhood

10/1/2020

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.

9/18/2020

Where Have All the Children Gone? COVID-era Kindergarten Enrollment Drop Raises Deep Concerns

Newly released figures from the Los Angeles Unified School District – one of the nation’s largest – show that roughly 6,000 fewer students registered for kindergarten this school year than in the previous year – a roughly 14% decrease from last year’s number of 42,912 children. 

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9/7/2020

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.

8/28/2020

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.

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6/30/2020

New York Averts COVID-related Lapse in Early Intervention Therapy for Toddlers with Developmental Delays

Hundreds of New York state toddlers whose early intervention services were threatened by the possibility of missing a June 30 deadline because of COVID-19 precautions got a reprieve on Monday when the state moved the deadline back.

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6/25/2020

In New York, Hundreds of 3-Year-Olds With Disabilities Are on the Brink of Losing Services

Hundreds of New York toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities may lose access to in-home speech, behavioral, occupational and other therapies next week – because the coronavirus pandemic has prevented them from getting the services approved by their local school district. 

2/5/2020

Risks to Child Well-Being Persist in New York City, With State Budget Cuts Looming

Forty-two out of 59 New York neighborhoods have seen risks to children’s well-being increase overall since the previous year, according to a new report released by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy group.

6/13/2018

Self-Taught Techie Designs App to Get At-Risk Kids into Preschool

Steve Sturm believes every child should have the same opportunities that his 3-year-old daughter Reagan enjoys. Things like new boots, trips to the trampoline park — and preschool.

But for children known to the foster care system, too many miss out on the earliest years of their education.

3/19/2018

Observation is Key in Understanding Child Behavior

All behavior has meaning. All behavior meets a need. And needs can change over time and with progressive experiences.

Infants and young children behave to get something, or to get away from something.