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What Do Doulas Do — And How Can I Find One In LA?

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| What exactly is a doula? Doulas provide expecting and new mothers with educational, emotional, and advocating support before, during and after a baby is born. But, how do I interview a doula? How do you know they're qualified? Will insurance cover their services? LAist readers sent us more than a dozen questions like this, and we spoke with 20 California doulas to get answers.

Newsom's Plan For Early Childhood Education

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Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed state spending plan Friday. The Governor is continuing his push to improve early childhood education and wants to establish a new Department of Early Childhood Development.

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Early Childcare Providers Are Spending Their Own Money To Take Care Of LA's Kids

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Finding affordable child care is often a struggle, but parents aren’t the only ones dealing with the financial burden. KPCC’s Mariana Dale talked to childcare providers about the strategies they use -- including dipping into their personal finances -- to make ends meet.

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Early Childhood Education Segregation, Part 3

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Recent research points to an uncomfortable fact: Public preschool in California is deeply segregated. More than half of the state's children go to a preschool with has 90 to 100 percent children of color.

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Early Childhood Education Segregation, Part 2

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Recent research points to an uncomfortable fact: Public preschool in California is deeply segregated. More than half of the state's children go to a preschool with has 90 to 100 percent children of color.

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Early Childhood Education Segregation, Part 1

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Recent research points to an uncomfortable fact: Public preschool in California is deeply segregated. More than half of the state's children go to a preschool with has 90 to 100 percent children of color.

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Los Angeles Childcare Programs Lack Financial Security

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The report looked at the financials of 26 LA non-profit childcare centers. Half had less than one month of operating cash on hand.

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Doula Services Program Defunded Amid Internal Disputes

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Three doulas were fired and one resigned after complaints of racial insensitivity and mismanagement at the Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health.

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