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Early Learning (INACTIVE)

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Top Early Learning (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • Letters: Transitional kindergarten program makes sense

    Re "Preschool we can't afford," Editorial, Jan. 23 We were pleased the transitional kindergarten editorial recognized the vital role of early learning in preparing children for success, even though it expressed doubts about a bill to expand transitional...
  • Democrats in Legislature want to expand early childhood education

    Democrats in Legislature want to expand early childhood education
    SACRAMENTO -- Democrats in the state Senate want to use an upcoming jump in education funding to make transitional kindergarten available to every 4-year-old in California. The proposed investment in early childhood education, which would total nearly...
  • At this Pasadena club, moms learn English along with kids

    For Maricela Ruiz, a trip to the store to pick up a few groceries or to her daughter’s school felt nearly impossible. “I’d go home crying,” said Ruiz, 37. She couldn’t speak English, and after a few failed attempts at...
  • Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months

    Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months
    That Christmas crib toy you got junior? It might be just the thing to give him strep throat, according to a new study. The bacteria that cause strep throat may linger far longer on inanimate objects than previous lab tests suggested, according to...
  • Day care shut down after 2-year-old sickened by marijuana

    Day care shut down after 2-year-old sickened by marijuana
    A La Crescenta day-care facility was shut down and its director was arrested Wednesday after a 2-year-old girl being supervising there was hospitalized for being under the influence of marijuana, police said. Roubena Hartounian, 50, was taken into...
  • Day-care center where girl tested positive for pot had violations

    Day-care center where girl tested positive for pot had violations
    State inspectors logged years of violations for incomplete children's records and unkempt conditions including a lingering odor of urine at a La Crescenta day-care facility where 2-year-old girl tested positive for an active ingredient in marijuana last...
  • White House warns of Head Start cuts in California

    White House warns of Head Start cuts in California
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock. But the announcement bewildered state...
  • State should invest money in kids, not prisons, L.A. activists say

    State should invest money in kids, not prisons, L.A. activists say
    A day after leaders in Sacramento reached a deal on a proposed solution to prison overcrowding, advocates in Los Angeles rallied outside the jail complex downtown to call for funds to be diverted to early childhood education rather than prisons. The...
  • Letters: Shutting off the prison pipeline

    Re "Sacramento's prison deal," Editorial, Sept. 11 California's got a prison problem. If lawmakers hope to persuade a federal court to extend the deadline for reducing the state's prison population, they must dig deeper. Yes, we must take some...
  • Man guilty of gunning down wife, who worked at Irvine preschool

    An Orange County man was convicted Monday of murdering his estranged wife by shooting her nine times in the chest after stalking her as she left work, prosecutors said. John Rand Agosta, 37, was found guilty by a jury on one felony count of murder and...
  • Fear followed Oklahoma tornado but there are glimmers of optimism

    Fear followed Oklahoma tornado but there are glimmers of optimism
    MOORE, Okla. -- In the middle-class neighborhood of brick and frame homes known locally as South Moore Addition, there was no discernible pattern to the destruction inflicted by a tornado that killed at least 24 people. Some residents stood in a...