February 2020

EdSource

We must include English learners in early education plan for California

As Gov. Gavin Newsom’s team pulls together the components of the Master Plan for Early Education and Care, considers top priorities for the proposed California Department of Early Childhood Development, and continues to push for investments in our educator workforce, it should consider this fundamental fact: Today, 60 percent of all California children, birth to 5-years-old, come from homes where their families speak one or more languages other than English. […]

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