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, 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.
3rd Annual Transitional Kindergarten Conference | 11.07.2014
Early Edge California invites you to the 3rd Annual Transitional Kindergarten Conference. This event is guaranteed to fill up quickly, so please sign up soon. more
2014-15 Budget Resources | 08.28.2014
A highlight of resources that provide helpful overviews of what’s included in the budget for our youngest learners more
Summer Update: State and Federal Early Ed | 08.15.2014
An update from Early Edge California President Deborah Kong on SB 837, SB 1123, AB 1480, SB 876 and the new Preschool Development Grants program more
Federal Opportunities for California | 08.12.2014
There are several early learning opportunities on the horizon that would benefit our state’s youngest learners, particularly the grants for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, home visiting and preschool development. more
Talk Read Sing Campaign Kicks Off | 07.30.2014
A new “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” campaign kicked off last week in Oakland! more
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