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.
An Exciting Change at Early Edge California | 12.19.2013
Deborah Kong, formerly Early Edge California’s vice president of policy and operations, will become president of the organization beginning on January 1, 2014. While we will miss Catherine, this is an exciting opportunity for her and for Early Edge California as we head into 2014, which promises to be an exciting year for early learning. more
Two major policy frameworks aim to improve California’s early learning system so that it serves more children, in better programs, and all children are ready for success in school. more
Please join Early Edge California's webinar for an overview of 2014 policy frameworks that set out to serve more California children from birth to age 5, in high-quality programs. more
What the Federal Budget Deal Means for Children | 12.13.2013
The Congressional Budget Conference Committee announced a new budget deal that tackles the sequester cuts and provides a path forward for investing in early learning. The House passed the bill yesterday and the Senate will vote early next week. Here’s what's in the deal. more
Blueprint for a responsible budget includes commitment to fund transitional kindergarten for all 4 year olds and strengthen early care for infants and toddlers. more
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