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December 10, 2018

Webinar: Quality Early Education for all Kids in California - What Will It Take?

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A big gap in governor-elect Gavin Newsom’s goal of a cradle-to-career education system is the lack of quality preschool for all children, a gap the new governor is eager to fill. On December 10, 2018, EdSource hosted a live webinar to explore what must be done to create a strong early learning system in California.

Deborah Stipek, a professor at Stanford, and Beth Meloy, an early childhood expert at the Learning Policy Institute provided the California context; Ellen Frede, a professor at Rutgers University, explained how New Jersey went about piecing together preschool programs; and early education providers Superintendent Yolanda Valdez of Cutler-Orosi Unified in Tulare County and Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Executive Director of The Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc. (BAHIA), discussed how they have expanded and improved the quality of their programs.

The webinar, part of an ongoing series of deeper dives into the Getting Down to Facts research released earlier this year, was co-sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and the Learning Policy Institute.