• Children: The Bay Area's Greatest Investment

    Children: The Bay Area's Greatest Investment

    Early Edge is pleased to cohost “Children: The Bay Area’s Greatest Investment,” one of about a half dozen gatherings convened by the White House to discuss President Obama’s call to enroll 6 million low-income kids in pre-k by 2020. 

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  • Largest Investment in CA Kids in Over A Decade

    Largest Investment in CA Kids in Over A Decade

    The 2014-15 state budget that includes about $273 million for early learning. This is a significant down-payment on the future of our youngest learners from birth to age 5—and the next generation of Californians.

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  • Why birth to 3rd grade?

    Why birth to 3rd grade?

    Early Edge California works to ensure California's children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of 3rd grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.

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  • Born ready to learn

    Born ready to learn

    The first three years of a child’s life are the most rapid, impactful period of brain development for cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic and physical growth. Get the facts on California’s infants and toddlers and find out what you can do.

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  • Starting kindergarten ready

    Starting kindergarten ready

    With high-quality programs like preschool and transitional kindergarten, a child gets a launching pad for success in school. Find out why it’s so important for California’s children to be ready for kindergarten and how you can make it happen.

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  • Success in Early Elementary

    Success in Early Elementary

    Progress made in the earliest years must be sustained through the 3rd grade - a pivotal time for a child that can predict future academic and career success. Check out the facts and how we can make the most of these make-or-break early elementary years. 

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President Obama Recognizes Importance of Early Learning in State of the Union | 01.21.2015

Last night, for the third consecutive State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for a bold commitment to increasing investments in early education to support our nation’s young low-income children and working families. more

Gov. Brown Holds Early Education Funding Steady in Spending Plan | 01.09.2015

Today, Governor Brown released his 2015-16 budget proposal, a $113.3 billion budget proposal that largely held funding for early learning and development steady, reflecting the gains made in last year’s budget agreement, but falling short of any major increase in funding for children from birth to age 5. more

QRIS Block Grant RFA Now Available | 01.08.2015

Today, the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division (EESD) released the Request for Applications for the $50 million Quality Rating and Improvement (QRIS) Block Grant. more

White House "Invest in US" Challenge and New California Funding | 12.10.2014

Today marks a huge milestone in early childhood education. At the White House Summit on Early Education today, President Barack Obama joined Vice President Joe Biden and members of the early learning community to challenge the nation to Invest in US—invest in early childhood education for children across the country from birth to five. more

TOMORROW: White House Summit on Early Education | 12.09.2014

Tomorrow is a big day for early education in America—President Obama will host a White House Summit on Early Education to build momentum for his call to action on early education and highlight recent progress across the country. more

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