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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

Just Released: New App To Support Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak and Beyond


Families with young children are currently facing unprecedented challenges and need support now more than ever. To help parents and caregivers access much-needed resources, our friends/partners at the Early Learning Lab just released Stay Play Grow, a free app that provides a one-stop source of trusted resources curated by their team of child development experts, women, and working moms.

Parents and caregivers can find tips, tools, and information across four key areas in English and Spanish (under Recursos en EspaΓ±ol):  

  • Support for children’s learning and development, including simple activities to help children learn through play at home 
  • Self-care strategies for parents and caregivers 
  • Information on how to get help meeting basic needs including food, shelter, diapers, and more
  • Trusted health & safety resources, including how to talk to children about the ongoing health pandemic and racial inequality crisis

Download Stay Play Grow from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store today.

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