What do a demographer, teen heartthrob, and GPG have in common?

May 1, 2018
Informational| Systems Change and Collaboration
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We all presented at the 2018 First 5 California Child Health, Education, and Care Summit! GPG was honored to present at the First 5 California Summit in April 2018. The third Child Health, Education, and Care Summit was held in Southern California and brought together more than 700 individuals who work on behalf of children and families. The event featured renowned speakers, a wide range of breakout sessions, and opportunities… Read More →


The Early Learning Lab Releases Report on Technology for Parents of Children Ages 0-3

January 4, 2018
Systems Change and Collaboration
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In November 2017, the Early Learning Lab released NextGen Technology: Insights and Recommendations to Support the Parents of Children Ages 0-3 . This report and the associated information gathering and interview process was funded by the Pritzker Children’s Initiative , with the intent of exploring the current state of technology to support the parents of children ages 0-3 and to develop recommendations on parent technology. The Early Learning Lab inventoried technology products and platforms used by parents, interviewed parents on their technology use, conducted two national surveys, and reviewed… Read More →


California’s Gold: An Advocacy Framework for Young Dual Language Learners

December 21, 2017
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In November, 2017, Dr. Marlene Zepeda, with support from the Heising-Simons Foundation , released California’s Gold: An Advocacy Framework for Young Dual Language Learners . This Advocacy Framework, and associated interactive website, opens a dialogue on how best to integrate preschool with the early primary grades and improve Dual Language Learner (DLL) and English Learner (EL) education throughout these grades. Now is the time to align systems and make investments on behalf of California’s Children. About 60% of children in California, ages… Read More →


Webinar Highlights and Recording: Research to Policy: Evidence-Informed Opportunities for Advancing the Needs of Young Dual Language Learners in California Education Policy

July 5, 2017
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In California, nearly 60% of children from birth to age five are Dual Language Learners, meaning they are learning both English and another language at the same time. This is a major asset for the Golden State. However, ensuring that California’s Early Learning system is able to support multilingualism requires building awareness, building capacity, and making investments in the program and workforce that serve our diverse youngsters. The National Academies… Read More →


First 5 California and California Department of Education Release Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: Implementation Plan for the State of California

January 17, 2017
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In April 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 1 and National Research Council (NRC) published Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation . This report provides recommendations to “build a workforce that is unified by the foundation of the science of child development and early learning and the shared knowledge and competencies that are needed to provide consistent, high-quality support for the development and early learning of children from birth through age 8.” Following the release of the… Read More →