The 2016-17 Budget Proposal
The proposed changes include a new early learning block grant and a shift to vouchers for all contracted child care. Unfortunately, they do not address quality and are not matched by needed increases in funding that continues to fall short of pre-recession levels.
Introducing AB 2660
The Quality Early Education and Development Act of 2016 is state legislation to establish a concrete plan and a timeline for California to provide quality preschool opportunities to all children from low-income families.
New Research Briefs on Quality Early Childhood Education
Researchers, early childhood education experts and practitioners, and program implementers convened to introduce new research briefs and discuss providing high-quality early childhood education experiences for children birth to 5.
5th Annual TK Conference
An opportunity for TK teachers, administrators, and support staff to hear from education leaders and TK experts from across the state, engage and learn from each other, and participate in two content-rich workshop sessions
350 Educators Attend Sold-Out Conference Dedicated to Supporting Transitional Kindergarten across California
Assembly Education Committee Passes Quality Early Education and Development Act with Bipartisan Support
5th Annual Transitional Kindergarten Conference | 05.04.2016
The 5th Annual TK Conference will provide TK professionals with innovative strategies, practical resources, and hands-on activities to take back to their TK classrooms for a high-quality experience for young learners. more
33,000 California 4 Year Olds without Pre-K | 03.28.2016
More than 33,000 eligible 4 year olds from low-income families are currently not enrolled in any publicly-funded school readiness program, according to a new policy brief, Unmet Need for Preschool Services in California: Statewide and Local Analysis by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). more
Early Learning and LCAPs | 03.25.2016
The deadline for the California Department of Education online survey aimed at improving local education agencies’ Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) - open to all students, parents, educators, and community members - is March 25, by 5 p.m. We encourage you to take the survey and voice your support for greater incorporation of early education in LCAPs. more
Improving Quality in California’s Early Childhood Education System: New Research and Implications for Policy | 02.29.2016
Researchers, early childhood education experts and practitioners, and program implementers convened to introduce and discuss new research briefs that spotlight the importance of high-quality early childhood education experiences for children age birth to 5. As policymakers and education advocates consider important budget and legislative early childhood policies, these brief findings are intended to inform effective early childhood investments. more