YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsChild Development

Child Development

February 28, 1993 | Farai Chideya, Farai Chideya is a reporter in Newsweek's Washington bureau.
When Laura Storch was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Mark, constantly played lilting reggae songs like "Could You Be Loved?" for the baby inside her, and when their beautiful 8-pound girl was born, the New York City couple gave her the middle name "Marley," for the musician who gave them so much joy.
October 23, 2007 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Edward Chang is a respected Korean American scholar of ethnic studies with a doctorate from UC Berkeley, known both in Los Angeles and Seoul. His daughter, Angie, is an honors student and speaks and writes Korean fluently. But in the eyes of some Korean immigrants, he's a failure as a father. "Other parents told me I am not a good parent -- many, many times," said Chang, 51.
October 3, 1996 | JASON TERADA
Children ages 2 to 12 will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities Saturday at the Moorpark College Child Development Center's Discovery Day fund-raiser. Discovery Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college at 7075 Campus Road, will include activities such as mining for "gold" in the child development center's sandbox and digging for "fossils" frozen in ice. Other highlights will include a sing-along with the Sunshine Band, from 10 to 11 a.m.
So satisfied was 20-month-old Aaron Bellings with the work of his interior decorator thatfor months he would excitedly toddle to greet visitors to his San Francisco home. "Come see nice, nice," he would implore as he tugged them toward his bedroom. Similarly proud of their newly decorated space, 6-year-old Mathew Nagel and 3-year-old Gregory, of Burlingame, would dash for the dust pan and broom to clean up any accidental mess they or their parents made.
February 25, 1992
Rancho Santiago College has received a $106,000 grant from the state Department of Education to provide child development and educational programs at the Orange Adult Learning Center. The preschool program, which will provide education and day care for children of students, will accommodate 44 3- and 4-year-olds. The program is also part of the college's child development teacher training.
July 14, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County will offer training for Spanish-speaking volunteer parent aides in a special session Saturday. Aides will be trained to help Latino families in homes where an incident of child abuse has occurred or is at risk of occurring. The volunteers will act as role models, offering parents guidance in child development and care and positive parenting.
March 26, 2004
Re "A Plot to Zap the Nap," editorial, March 21: Childhood naps are more than "neat." They are developmentally necessary for young children. Tired 4-year-olds whine because they're not getting what their bodies and brains need. Andre Hornsby, a Maryland county school chief, and his pals are more than "airheads." They are dangerously ignorant of child development. Unfortunately, they are among a growing number of school administrators, principals and teachers who either know nothing about child development or blatantly disregard it for any number of frightening reasons.
Los Angeles Times Articles