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.
BREAKING NEWS: New Federal Early Learning Plan | 11.13.2013
Representative George Miller (D-CA), Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a bipartisan proposal that would expand high-quality early-childhood education for children from birth to age 5. more
View the Northern California Transitional Kindergarten Conference full agenda, session descriptions and materials. more
Early Childhood Education COUNTS | 10.08.2013
In California, we spend 10 times more on prison than we spend on preschool. We need to be doing more. For facts and infographics, please visit our new webpage, Early Childhood Education COUNTS. more
A Landmark Federal Early Learning Plan | 10.02.2013
A campaign to galvanize support to ensure every California child has access to high quality early childhood education more
Early Learning and the Local Control Funding Formula | 10.01.2013
California school districts, county offices of education and communities are starting to transition to the LCFF. Visit our new webpage and fact sheet to find out why they should consider early childhood education as they craft their Local Control and Accountability Plans. more