The state’s First 5 commission produced 30-second TV spots encouraging parents to read, talk and sing more to their young children.
Doctor Richard Pan chairs the Assembly Health Committee. He says interaction is an important part of child development.
“Certainly as a pediatrician, when I talk to parents, we talk about how important it is engage,” says Pan. “We talk about how important it is to connect with young children.”
Lower income children are reportedly read to much less than more affluent children. Assemblymember Roger Dickinson says about 70 percent of brain development happens in those crucial first three years.
“If a child is not reading at third grade level by the time they’re in third grade, the chance are they will never catch up.”
The legislature is considering a range of early childhood development bills including universal pre-school for four-year-olds and state funded daycare for babies and toddlers.
San Juan Unified School District teachers are being mentored by Sac State professors to learn new teaching methods and how to incorporate social justice teachings into their high school classrooms.
Remember when school started after Labor Day? If you can you may be dating yourself a bit. The first day of class for California schools is getting earlier and earlier.
Authorities may know all too well that sex trafficking is a crime that is growing in California. But for those most at risk, teenagers, it might seem something abstract.
A California lawmaker’s push to reduce discrimination against gays and lesbians at religious colleges and universities is sparking new debate over the separation of church and state.
A $2.3 million federal grant will be used to help migrant farmworker students at Sacramento State.