Why birth to 3rd grade?
Early Edge California, formerly Preschool California, has a new look and name! We're working to ensure California's children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of 3rd grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.
Born ready to learn
The first three years of a child’s life are the most rapid, impactful period of brain development for cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic and physical growth. Get the facts on California’s infants and toddlers and find out what you can do.
Starting kindergarten ready
With high-quality programs like preschool and transitional kindergarten, a child gets a launching pad for success in school. Find out why it’s so important for California’s children to be ready for kindergarten and how you can make it happen.
Success in Early Elementary
Progress made in the earliest years must be sustained through the 3rd grade - a pivotal time for a child that can predict future academic and career success. Check out the facts and how we can make the most of these make-or-break early elementary years.
To keep you updated on the latest news and opportunities to get involved, Early Edge California is launching a federal advocacy call that features leading voices in early learning. Please join us on these periodic calls to learn more about how to maximize the president’s landmark commitment here in California. more
Reinvest in Early Learning for California | 05.08.2013
Since 2008, California’s early learning programs have suffered more than $1 billion in devastating cuts, which left an estimated 110,000 children without preschool and child care. Take Action! more
Early Learning on Speaker Pérez’s Budget To-Do List | 05.08.2013
Today, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez unveiled the Assembly Democrats’ Blueprint for a Responsible Budget, which spotlights high-quality early learning for low-income children as key to strengthening the middle class.. Join us in saying THANK YOU to Speaker Pérez for putting early learning at the top of his state budget to-do list! more
A Landmark Federal Early Learning Plan | 04.11.2013
Californians for President Obama’s Early Learning Plan is a campaign to galvanize support to ensure every California child has access to high quality early childhood education. more