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.
The bill will now make its way to Gov. Brown for his signature in 10 days, and he must sign by July 15. Urge Gov. Brown to adopt this modest budget restoration as a step in the right direction for our youngest learners. more
New TK Report Shows First Year TK Success | 06.12.2013
Yesterday, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) released the report, Transitional Kindergarten in California (PDF), giving us valuable insight into the first year of transitional kindergarten (TK) implementation across the state. more
May 29 Federal Advocacy Call Follow-up | 06.07.2013
Federal officials, the California Head Start Association and a local provider gave us the federal, state and local perspective on Early Head Start. In case you missed it, here's what our guest speakers discussed. more
A Landmark Federal Early Learning Plan | 06.04.2013
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
Reinvest in Early Learning for California | 05.31.2013
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