By Mariana Dale, LAist, December 12, 2019
Almost 31,000 children attend some kind of early childhood program in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but that system isn't well connected to the district's elementary and high schools. That means it's hard for teachers to understand a student's background and where they need help when they enter K-12 schools.
Now the district has a strategic plan to change that.
LAUSD's Birth to Eight Roadmap recommends new teaching methods, data collection and working with parents to help preschool students prepare for kindergarten, then learn to read by third grade and eventually graduate from high school on time.