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Sometimes When You're A Hollywood Nightclub Promoter You Give It All Up To Go Teach The Babies

Very few men work in preschools and child care settings. Let's introduce you to a few of them.

Priska Neely, Early Education Reporter

I'm trying to close the gaps between what academics, researchers and policy makers know about early childhood and the information getting to caregivers.

School's Out! Here's How to Keep Your Preschooler Busy Until Kindergarten Starts

Here are some things you can do with your child over the summer to help them ease into kindergarten.

California Moves One Step Closer To 'Pre-K For All'

Attention parents: The California Assembly unanimously passed a bill aiming to make preschool more accessible.

California Wants to Fix Its Early Learning System. Here's How

Lawmakers are releasing a new blueprint for making early childhood education more accessible, affordable and financially viable.

Funding Is Up But Quality Isn't At California Preschools

According to a new report, the state is below the national average when it comes to quality.

Black Maternal Health Week Begins Now. Here Are 11 Events Happening Around SoCal

Black women face steep odds in delivering full-term babies and surviving childbirth themselves. Black Maternal Health Week aims to raise awareness and spur change.

What Do You Think Of This Plan To Fix California's Early Learning System?

After two years of work, the state assembly's Blue Ribbon Commission on early childhood education unveiled a draft of recommendations to improve the system. Now's your chance to chime in.

It's Part Of Her Routine, But This Comedian Is Not Joking About Postpartum Depression And Anxiety

One in seven women experience depression and anxiety during or after the birth of a child -- and because it's underdiagnosed and underreported, some estimates are much higher.

Toxic Stress Is The Hidden Public Health Crisis California's New Surgeon General Wants To Solve

Our brains grows so much in the first few years of life that any trauma we experience during that time can affect our health forever.

This Pacifier Has Been Supercharged With Music To Help NICU Preemies in LA

The high-tech pacifier is helping babies over one of the last hurdles before they can come home from the hospital.

What Pregnant Black Women Need To Know To Have A 'Safe And Sacred Birth'

Expert tips and insights on navigating doctor's appointments, choosing a midwife or doula, and more.

A Gift For Parents From LA's Baby Experts: 'You're Enough'

Here's some practical parenting advice and encouragement -- because it's not just children who need soothing and validation.

What Our Next Governor Has In Mind For California's Youngest Residents

"No one should be surprised," by Newsom's early childhood plan, he said. "When I get in there, that first budget will reflect this priority."

After Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting, A Warning: 'Pretty Soon Everyone's Going To Have A Sad Story'

Active shooter drills are now part of everyday school life. But survivors of mass shootings say of the steady pace of new tragedies: "This can't become our baseline."

In Los Angeles (And The U.S.) More And More Babies Are Born Too Early

Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death. The numbers are on the rise across the country for the third year in a row., with deep disparities when it comes to race.

3 Ways California Is Trying To Help New Moms Get Treatment For Depression

It's common for moms to struggle with anxiety and depression during and after pregnancy. But most women aren't screened or connected with treatment. California has three new laws that aim to change that.

A Message For Black Moms: Keep Calm And Carry On Breastfeeding

Black moms are much less likely to breastfeed compared to women of other races and ethnicities. That's why maternal health advocates devote the last week of August to bringing awareness of the benefits for infants and moms.

'This Is Our Flint, Michigan.' Latest On The Cleanup Of Exide's Public Health Disaster

More than 2,000 homes were contaminated by the now-closed battery plant in Vernon. At a hearing Thursday night, residents asked why the cleanup is taking so long.

Lots Of LA 4-Year-Olds Are Going to Preschool -- But It Depends On Where You Live

Access to programs varies wildly in L.A. County (and across the state).

These People Have Dedicated Their Lives To Keeping Black Babies Alive

There are so many public health workers, researchers and community organizers across the country who have dedicated their lives to improving birth outcomes for black babies. Here are some of them.

Keeping Black Babies Alive Is A Priority For LA's Top Health Officials

"You have to start somewhere as a department, put a stake in the sand about what's intolerable - and this is intolerable." --Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health for LA County

America's Black Babies Are Paying For Society's Ills. What Will We Do To Fix It?

The issue is not new, but we know more about the causes than ever before. Will society fix it?

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black infants die before their first birthday at twice the rate of their white counterparts. Over the next few weeks, reporter Priska Neely will be sharing stories of people in Southern California and across the country who are trying to change that statistic.