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'We Can Come Together': LA Events Recognizing Black Maternal Health

Get to know your pelvic floor, meet some doulas and learn to cook for breastfeeding moms- just a few of the options during Black Maternal Health Week 2021. 

Preparing To Go Back To Preschool In A Pandemic: 'Fun, But In A Different Way' 

How one LAUSD early education teacher puts it as some of the youngest students begin returning to classrooms: "We are still going to have fun, but in a different way."

Rising Demand For Child Care Rests On Providers Getting Vaccinated. How's That Going?

About 100,000 L.A. County child care providers have been eligible for the vaccine for weeks, but getting an appointment can be a challenge and some are undecided about whether to get a shot at all.

What LA Child Care Providers Need to Know About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of March 1, child care providers can receive the vaccine in Los Angeles County, Orange County and Pasadena. But expect a slow roll out.

California Child Care Spaces Have Been Disappearing For Years. The Pandemic Is Making It Even Harder To Survive

More than 3,000 California child care providers have permanently shut down during the pandemic, but that's not the only thing we have to worry about.

These Black Midwives Opened A South LA Facility With The Goal Of 'Empowered' Births

Kindred Space LA is part of an effort to reverse decades of health disparities for women of color at their new community funded birthing center.

How To Process A Scary Day For The Nation With Your Kids

Confusion, unrest, fear, uncertainty... It's a lot, so we reached out to LA-based therapist for tips on how to make sense of a senseless event.

No Parade. No Rose Bowl. The Pandemic Takes A Bite Out Of Pasadena Business

The annual New Year's Day parade and football game brought in an estimated $200 million to local businesses. 

Thousands Of California Child Care Providers Have Closed. A New Child Care Union Aims To Save The Rest 

It took two decades for the union to organize -- and now it has to save its members from the ravages of the pandemic. 

Child Care Providers And Parent Anxiety Rises With Coronavirus Case Count

Even a single case carries personal and financial risk for providers who are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

A 10-Year Plan For Early Childhood In California With Uncertain Next Steps 

It'll cost the state an additional $2 billion to $12 billion to overhaul California's early childhood system and there aren't many details on where that money will come from.

How Snail Mail Connected This San Gabriel Valley School District To Its Youngest Students 

What does it take to ship 912 miniature elephants in the mail? Determined teachers and a little creativity. 

California Is Reshaping Its Child Care And Early Education Programs -- Here's How You Can Weigh In 

California leaders will unveil a much-anticipated Master Plan For Early Learning and Care in December. There's still a chance for you to weigh in. 

Child Care Can Help LA Families Financially Survive The Pandemic, But It's Still Unavailable For Many 

Three reasons: many early education programs are located on shuttered school campuses, staff themselves are struggling to find child care and public health guidelines limit class sizes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

'It's My Job To Continue To Push' For More Diverse Early Childhood Leadership

California's early childhood workforce is mostly women of color and they are often concentrated in the lowest-paying jobs in the field.

LAUSD, Board of Supervisors Candidates Lay Out Plans For Early Childhood Programs

Candidates seeking to represent the Board of Supervisors District 2 and the Board of Education's District 7 met Wednesday in a forum focused on early childhood.

A Postcard From One of LA County's Newly Reopened Playgrounds 

A little laughter -- and a cameo from a toddler t-rex -- to brighten your day. 

SoCal Playgrounds Are Reopening -- Here's Where 

We're tracking which Southern California cities and counties have reopened their playgrounds. 

With Day Cares Shut And School Online, LA's Working Moms Are Carrying The Child Care Load

A message for working moms: "This is not their fault. The stress and the overwhelm they feel is not on them to resolve. They're already trying their best."

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Lays Off Dozens After Sharp Drop In Early Education Enrollment 

After the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District switched to distance learning, enrollment in early childhood programs plummeted, exposing the careful balance of private and public funding required to maintain its early learning programs.

One Teacher, Four Wheels, Hundreds Of Books: A Look At South LA's Bookmobile

What started as an effort to deliver books to Claudia Cataldo's students in South L.A. has evolved into a community distribution for people of all ages.

A Child Care Center Followed The COVID Safety Guidelines. It Still Had An Outbreak

There are relatively few cases of the coronavirus linked to L.A. child care centers, but the data is inconsistent and there's been at least one outbreak at a center here that says it followed safety guidelines.

California Child Care Providers Unionize: 'It's Time To Demand What We Deserve'

Of the 9,340 ballots returned to Child Care Providers United, 97% favored representation by the union.

For California Child Care Workers, Inequality Is Baked Into The System

California child care providers could be on the verge of getting help in their fight for higher wages. This week, balloting is wrapping up in a month-long vote to unionize child care workers.

'We Do Need This Change': Child Care Union Election Underway

After more than a decade of fighting for the right to bargain for better pay, California child care providers will vote on unionizing. 

'It Was A Relief': DACA Students Find Hope In Supreme Court Ruling

DACA could still be challenged. But for now, college students can focus on their studies.

Most 'Pop-Up' Child Care Centers Were Already Watching Kids Before The Pandemic 

Los Angeles child care centers braced for a wave of new kids -- instead, many reported low enrollment. 

Even Young Children Notice What's Happening In The World Right Now. Here's What You Can Do To Help Them Understand

What L.A. parents are doing to start conversations about race and help their kids dream of a better future.

Giving Birth In A Pandemic Can Be Isolating. It Doesn't Have To Be

Delivery rooms are becoming less crowded. Here's how one family found support for birth in the midst of the pandemic.

Coronavirus Parenthood: The Stress Level Is High, Glitter Glue Is Everywhere

A Diary of LA in the time of coronavirus from a single mom in Hawthorne.

If LA's Kids Keep Skipping Routine Vaccinations, We Might Have More Than A COVID-19 Outbreak To Worry About

In April, health care providers gave just 39% the number of immunizations to L.A. kids compared to the previous year.

Your Baby Might Hate Tummy Time But They Need It

Tummy time for babies can strengthen muscles and help them learn to crawl. Here are some tips to make that more pleasant for everyone.

Masks, Smaller Classes And No Hugs: What Child Care Looks Like Right Now

Gov. Gavin Newsom says available child care will be key to reopening California, but child care providers are still grappling with new safety guidelines.

More Than Half Of LA Child Care Centers Closed. Who Is Watching The Kids Of Essential Workers?

And even if you find child care, there's still the question of how to pay for it.

Call The Doctor If Your Kid Feels Sick, But Go In For Vaccinations

One visit doctors say parents shouldn't reschedule? Vaccinations.

Everyone Should Wear A Face Mask, Except Kids Under 2 (It's A Suffocation Risk)

New federal and local health recommendations to cover your face before going outside don't apply to young children.

'A New Industry Overnight': Early Education In A Distance Learning World

Teachers and parents are trying to bridge the gap between home and school for L.A.'s littlest learners.

'Essential' Child Care Workers Struggle To Balance Family Needs, Safety

In California, the decision to stay open is up to each childcare provider, who must balance the needs of families with the health and safety of workers and children.

Already On The Margins, Child Care Providers Look For Coronavirus Relief

Child care providers around the state are closing as parents whose jobs are deemed non-essential have been told to stay home with their kids.

Dear LAist: Will My Child's Day Care Center Or Preschool Close?

Amid school closures, LA child care providers have a lot of questions and few answers.

Kids Stuck At Home? Here's How To Keep Them Busy And Grow Their Brains At The Same Time

Yes, laundry can be educational- and fun! We went to the experts for tips on keeping the learning going even if school's out.

How To Talk To Your Little Kids About Coronavirus

Tips from a clinical psychologist: First, take a deep breath.

Helping Preschoolers Work Through Trauma, One Breath At A Time

The LA Unified School District knows many of its students will experience trauma before they graduate and it's preparing teachers to help those students.

Parents Of Young Kids: California Wants To Give You Money

If you made at least one dollar last year but less than $30,000 the Young Child Tax Credit could put an extra $1K in your wallet.

Early Childcare Providers Are Spending Their Own Money To Take Care Of LA's Kids

A new report found that quality childcare in L.A. costs more than any one funding source available.

Why Understanding A Student's Preschool Life May Be Key To Raising LAUSD Graduation Rates

The district's new Birth To Eight Roadmap aims to create a smoother transition for nearly 31,000 kids from early education to elementary school.

An LA Doula Program For Black Moms Derails After Accusations Of Racial Insensitivity

Doulas can help women have healthier births, but one local program is no longer operational after staff members were fired and others quit in solidarity.