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  • What children should know before kindergarten

    What children should know before kindergarten
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Based on a survey of Springfield Public Schools’ kindergarten teachers, here is what children are expected to know and be able to do on the first day of kindergarten:  » Say first and last name » Say his or her age » Say...
  • Web-based community fundraiser set for May 2

    The Community Foundation of Washington County will sponsor a 24-hour web-based, social-media-driven fundraiser called washingtoncountygives.org on Thursday, May 2. The goal is to get local residents to support their favorite Washington County charity by...
  • Summer Pre-K Program Shows Great Promise

    A hallmark of President Barack Obama's recently released early childhood education plan is federal funding to expand pre-kindergarten for low- and moderate-income children, with mandates for state-regulated quality control and continuous program...
  • Skelton: Protect California's students from illegal fees

     
    Even though a California Supreme Court ruling should have guaranteed equal educational opportunity, some K-12 students are still being gouged by illegal fees. George Skelton writes in Monday's column that new legislation and a lawsuit could help end that....
  • Fl’s new pre-k test set to debut amid some complaints

     
    In case you missed it, here is our story from yesterday on a new test for pre-K students that youngsters in Florida's pre-K program will begin taking this month. The new Voluntary Prekindergarten Assessment — required by the Florida Legislature &#...
  • Church news: Windermere Union Pumpkin Patch Oct. 17-Oct. 30

     
    Windermere Union Church Preschool, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, just north of Windermere, will host the Annual Pumpkin Patch from Wednesday, Oct. 17 through Tuesday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A variety of sizes of pumpkins and prices will be...
  • Is my toddler acting out because dad works late?

     
    Q: I have a 3-year-old daughter who started crying at day care, and her teacher says she also started pushing other children. My husband has started working longer hours and often is not home until she is in bed. Could this be upsetting her? A: Children...
  • Orange parents: free PreK slots still available

     
    Orange County parents — if you haven't yet signed your 4-year-old up for free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, there's still time. Also, some schools are offering extended-day care beyond the half day program. Call your local school for details —...
  • Is my son ready for kindergarten?

     
    Q: My son is scheduled to begin kindergarten in a few weeks. I have grown more concerned over the summer about his readiness for school. It seems like many of the 5-year-olds starting school are so far ahead of him. Some of them can even print their names...
  • Sand and mulch, and how can so much fit in such little shoes?

     
     Today, I want to talk about sand. And also it's chunky cousin mulch. And how no one ever told me that once you have kids, both substances will be carried into your home at an astonishing rate via pint-size sneakers. Because every daycare, preschool and...
  • Transitional kindergarten funding spared under Democrats' budget

     
    Money for programs aimed at getting youngsters ready for kindergarten will be spared the budget ax under a proposal expected to be passed by state lawmakers....