Largest Investment in CA Kids in Over A Decade
The 2014-15 state budget that includes about $264 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.
Why birth to 3rd grade?
Early Edge California, formerly Preschool California, has a new look and name! We're working 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tell Congress to Invest in Kids | 07.23.2014
Take Action: Tell your Members of Congress to expand access to early learning opportunities! more
In case you missed it, or just want to rewatch, you can now watch the webinar recording and view the presentation slides. more
Webinar: Early Learning and the 2014-15 Budget | 06.26.2014
We invite you to join the California Department of Education and Early Edge California for an informational webinar to review what's in the final state budget for young learners and to answer your questions. more
Big news! Today, Governor Brown signed the 2014-15 state budget that includes about $264 million for early learning. more
Recently, Congress approved funding for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP). Here is more information from our colleagues in the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) at the California Department of Education on how to get technical assistance and support. more
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