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Packard-funded status report on CA ECE from New America

In California, a state that is often a crystal ball for the future of the United States, nearly half of children are from low-income families and speak a language other than English at home. A new report from New America finds the state is not doing enough to prepare early childhood educators to ensure these children don’t fall behind in school.

Not Golden Yet: Building a Stronger Workforce for California’s Children examines the state’s policies for teachers and other professionals in child care, pre-K, transitional kindergarten, and the early grades of the public schools. Based upon a growing body of research showing that young children’s interactions with adults at very young ages provide the crucial foundation for their academic and lifelong success, the report lays out significant obstacles in California’s way and provides recommendations for overcoming them to build a strong workforce of educators for children age birth to eight.

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