How Juneteenth (and Other Celebrations) Can Be Meaningful For Your Family

Author:Lindsey Pruett-Hornbaker Published by PBS Kids This summer, my family has been thinking a lot about celebrating. Two important family celebrations will happen in June: my daughter’s (first!) birthday, and Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865, it was finally announced to the people of Texas that all enslaved African Americans were free. Many of us learned […]

The ABCs of Diversity and Inclusion: Developing an Inclusive Environment for Diverse Families in Ear

Source: Reihonna L. Frost and Abbie E. Goldberg, Clark University Abstract Early childhood education is a time when children and their parents are learning about their roles in a school. This makes early childhood education a crucial time for developing strong parent–school relationships with diverse families including LGBTQ parents, adoptive families, and multiracial families. […]

5 ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot to navigate for parents to navigate. Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s Global Chief of Education, offers five tips to help keep children’s education on track while they’re staying home. 1. Plan a routine together Try to […]

Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

There is little doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives—from virtual classrooms to telecommuting to early restaurant closing times to outright quarantines. Observing public health measures and reducing exposure to the virus are required to slow the spread of this disease. No one knows how long these virus safety […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Earlier this week, I overheard my kids engaged in a round of “I heard” and “Did you know?” while they were getting ready for bed. “I heard that Margaret’s dad has it,” said my six-year-old. “Did you know that it’s the worst sickness ever?” added my eight-year-old. Neither statement is accurate, but they were revealing: […]

KCET At-Home Learning

Many Southern California schools are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, causing thousands of students to be without access to educational instruction. As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities, have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD […]

USC eliminates tuition for families earning less than $80,000

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to widen access for more middle and low-income students, USC announced Thursday that it will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually and will no longer consider home equity in financial aid calculations. The new policies announced by USC President Carol Folt will place the private campus […]

First 5 LA’s Five Ways to Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs

As a parent, you know your child best. And if you have concerns (or know) that your child may have special needs, you are their first and best advocate for getting help and resources. To make sure you get what they need to succeed, here are ways to be an advocate on your own at […]