Kids Ready to Succeed, California Ready to Lead
A package of proposals aim to build upon and improve California’s early learning system so that it serves more children from birth through age 5, in better programs, and all children are ready for success in school.
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.
The California Department of Education and Early Edge California invite you to join us for a webinar on SB 837 (Steinberg) on Friday, March 7. more
Senator Carol Liu has introduced SB 1123, the California Strong Start program bill, which will establish a comprehensive, evidence-based, locally controlled program for children birth through age 3 — the first of its kind in the nation — if enacted. more
We encourage you to check out and use the Kids Ready to Succeed, California Ready to Lead campaign kit, full of helpful information and related media clips. more
TK For All Support Grows | 02.10.2014
Support for transitional kindergarten for all continues to grow. See the latest list of supporters. more
Join the #CAbirthto5 Twitter Chat | 02.05.2014
Join us for the #CAbirthto5 Twitter chat on Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. PT to discuss early learning opportunities in California. more