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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Hollifield Station Elementary takes active approach to fundraising

    Hollifield Station Elementary takes active approach to fundraising
    By the dozens, Hollifield Station Elementary students darted along a pair of 1/16th-mile ovals on the school's lower field, high-fiving teachers with each completed lap. Along the periphery stood parents and members of the school's PTA, all agreeing...
  • Cradlerock Children's Center president wins regional honor

    Cradlerock Children's Center president wins regional honor
    Richard Dean calls it the "golden hour," when 3- to 4-year-old children take in literacy and social skills like a favorite snack. Harnessing the golden hour for underprivileged children in Columbia's Owen Brown community, Dean said, was among the...
  • OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically

    OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically
    The sound of 150 children playing instruments — the violin, the trumpet, the oboe, the harp — spills out of every classroom, remarkably transforming an elementary school in a raggedy neighborhood of West Baltimore into a music conservatory....
  • Early education programs are vital to America's national security [Letter]

    Early education programs are vital to America's national security [Letter]
    James Campbell's recent commentary on pre-K education aptly described the impact of quality preschool programs on academic achievement ("Early learning programs are crucial," Dec. 3). As a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, I believe it is...
  • Math from an early age [Editorial]

    Math from an early age  [Editorial]
    By the time many kids get to second grade they're already wondering whether they'll ever be "good at math." Yet researchers at the University of Michigan say all kids understand a lot more math than adults usually give them credit for. Last week they...
  • Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners

    Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners
    Two candidates for governor — one Democrat and one Republican — pledged tax breaks for thousands of retirees who collect pension benefits as they sought the endorsement of the Maryland teachers union. Speaking Friday to the fall meeting of...
  • New school readiness training focuses on diversity

    New school readiness training focuses on diversity
    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...
  • 'The Hunt': Devastating power lies at heart of 'The Hunt' ★★★

    "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...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Tue., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck; Aug. 20, 7 p.m....
  • Family milestone is a golden moment at Larriland Farm

    It wasn't supposed to end up a fruit and vegetable farm. But in some ways, it seemed to be the family's fate. After years of running a truck farm with his dad — growing vegetables and taking them to Baltimore on carts drawn by horses — Larry...
  • Taking the kids to Boston's children's museum celebrating 100 years of the power of play

    Taking the kids to Boston's children's museum celebrating 100 years of the power of play
    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...