Gov. Brown releases budget proposal
The proposed changes include a new early learning block grant and an eventual 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.
Expanded TK is a flexible and cost-effective local option for school districts to offer school readiness opportunities to more young children. Early Edge California released a new brief to support districts.
Children: The Bay Area's Greatest Investment
Early Edge was honored 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.
There’s promise in the Every Student Succeeds Act for California’s youngest learners: Guest commentary
8th Annual Early Learning Water Cooler Conference | 02.22.2016
On February 22-23, 2016 Advancement Project will be hosting the 8th Annual Early Leaning Water Cooler Conference. more
Early Learning Advocacy Day | 02.03.2016
Join other early care and education advocates for the 2016 Early Learning Advocacy Day! more
Please join Early Edge California and School Services of California on January 26, at 1 p.m., for a webinar introducing the new "ETK Cost-Benefit Calculator" to help you model costs for expanding transitional kindergarten in your district or charter school. more
View the webinar, presentation slides, cost calculator, and additional resources for calculating the cost and benefits of Expanded TK. more
Infant and Toddler QRIS Funding Now Available | 01.25.2016
The California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division (EESD) announced the availability of $24.163 million in one-time funding for the Infant/Toddler (I/T) Quality Rating and Improvement (QRIS) Block Grant. The Letter of Intent is due by midnight this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. more