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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Pushing Academics On Preschoolers Doesn't Add Up

    Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Carter ( ), comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to learn from her teacher that she is having difficulty with scissors and somewhat behind the other kids in letter and number recognition. The parents apparently blew the teacher's mind when they replied that they were more concerned with their daughter's heart and character than her academic achievement. Was she compassionate? Was she respectful of her teachers and peers?
  • Hebrew school OK'd to expand

    Burbank resident Victoria Sabonjohn was nine months pregnant when she and her husband moved into a home near Jefferson Elementary School, about a mile from Burbank Temple Emanu El, which has a preschool. “We took time driving around the...

    La Grange Head Start program finally ready to begin academic year

    La Grange Head Start program finally ready to begin academic year
    Three months after Labor Day, La Grange Area Head Start is expected to finally open its doors for the 2014-15 academic year. The federally funded early-childhood education program usually begins in September but months of negotiations between school...

    Around Town: Costa Mesa preschool raises $6,000

    Around Town: Costa Mesa preschool raises $6,000
    Little Lighthouse Preschool in Costa Mesa raised $6,000 last weekend through its annual holiday boutique to help update its playground equipment and fund its scholarship program for needy families. The school said about 400 people attended and more than...

    Advocates for Quality Childcare Say Higher Wages Are Key

    Advocates for early childhood education had long taken a "more is better approach." But on Tuesday, several of those advocates said the focus needs to shift from more slots to higher-quality care. And one of the best indicator of quality, they say, is...