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Children Now, 2018
Lack of progress for improving the lives of kids is unacceptable. All children need stability and a path to opportunity. This is true for nearly half of California's children who live in low-income families, where caregivers struggle to afford the quality support and services they need for their kids. This is also true for the approximately…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
Children Now, 2015
Every teacher, principal, and school administrator wants their young students to thrive as they move through the transitional kindergarten and kindergarten years and into the early elementary grades. With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula, school districts have new opportunities to…
Descriptors: School Readiness, State Standards, Educational Planning, Alignment (Education)
Cavagnaro, Elizabeth; Mindnich, Jessica Dalesandro; Arac, Derya; Roaseau, Ashley – Children Now, 2014
There is strong consensus in California and in the country around the notions of equal opportunity for all children, and giving kids a chance of having it better than their parents. The reality in California is that most families lack the means and resources to provide their children with the basic building blocks of a productive life in the 21st…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement