| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Three-year-old Annabella has two dads: Daddy Bob and Daddy Miguel, a gay couple who adopted her when she was an infant. She's having trouble transitioning into a preschool program, and her fathers worry that they're being shunned by the director because...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:33 PM
When Shannon Holler, assistant preschool teacher at the new YMCA Youth Development Center, asked 3-year-old Baylor Dinger what she liked best about her new school, Dinger just smiled and pointed across the room.
It wasn't clear what she was pointing...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:29 PM
"The Hunt" is a terrifying cautionary tale about the loss of innocence, sexual abuse and children. But in a chilling twist, the innocence lost is that of a single father, a respected member of the community, a beloved kindergarten teacher suddenly...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I love playing follow the leader on vacation, especially when the leader is two feet shorter than me.
When the kids lead the way, we're guaranteed smiles rather than whines. And there's no better place to let kids lead the way and to see the power of...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Aberdeen Christian School
First day: Sept. 3
Projected enrollment: 150
Administrator: Amy Beaner
New staff: Bruce Brown, third- and fourth-grade teacher, Kerry Shannon, high school English teacher; Dan McCarlson, senior Bible teacher.
| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:06 PM
The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Messiah College:
• Ashley Burkett of Greencastle, Pa., a junior majoring in psychology
• Adam Chilcote of Mercersburg, Pa., a sophomore majoring in...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:19 PM
They're the kind of products that would never carry the words "As seen on TV." A winged backpack that flies you to school on time. An exploding water bomb that thwarts school bullies. A clothes hanger-shaped boomerang for felling a Tyrannosaurus rex....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Our leaders in Washington face tough budget issues ("Obama budget would have big impact in MD," April 11). But one proposal we should all agree on is for targeted investments in local pre-kindergarten learning. As a grandfather, I support giving America's...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:32 AM
You can almost hear Alice Benjamin shaking her head over the phone.
Benjamin, in her 70s, has been running Vision Day Care on Lincoln Way West in South Bend for 13 years -- that is, after retiring from her job at the University of Notre Dame and raising...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:14 PM
I write this in order to alert parents that leave their children in the care of the Imperial Valley College Developmental Preschool of how my child was mistreated. I had trusted my child to their care for three years but not anymore after having caught...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The doors have been shuttered at Appleyard Childcare Center of Petoskey for now.
After more than 30 years as an early education fixture in Petoskey, the local day care closed June 21 indefinitely when the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians...