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.
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.
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.
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.
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Wins Golden Bell Award for Transitional Kindergarten Program
Take Action: Keep the Promise to Preschoolers | 04.20.2015
Preschoolers need your support! Next week, the Assembly Committee on Education will consider AB 47 (McCarty) - the Preschool for All Act of 2015, which will ensure progress in meeting the commitment made last year by Governor Brown and the Legislature to provide quality preschool to all low-income 4 year olds. Committee members need to hear from you no later than Thursday, April 23 – urge them to support AB 47 and fulfill their promise to preschoolers. more
This week, the California State Legislature held two joint budget subcommittee hearings focused on early learning and child care and the important issues facing California’s young children and working families. more
Before two important upcoming hearings for early learning on April 14 and April 16, tell your legislators that you support budget investments that increase access, affordability, and quality for young learners and their families, and urge them to fully fund the promise of preschool for all low-income 4 year olds made in last year’s 2014 state budget. more
Today the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council released a report Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. more
7th Annual Water Cooler Conference | 03.23.2015
The Early Learning Water Cooler Conference improves and expands early care and education for California’s children by bringing together diverse stakeholders to build consensus for policy solutions that support the needs of children birth to five. more
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