From Our Editors
Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) aims to make high-quality preschool education accessible to all children in Los Angeles. LAUP supports more than 320 preschools across the county with grants used to cover the costs of student tuition and supplement teachers' salaries and educational materials. In addition to monetary support, LAUP's early-childhood educators work in classrooms to assist teachers in enhancing program quality and to ensure that preschools are engaging parents to be their children's primary teachers. These specialists also work with preschools on specific developmental needs of children and their families, such as obesity prevention and children with special needs.