| Oct 19, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Instruction at La Grange Area Head Start usually begins in September, but due to difficulties securing funding, dozens of low-income children have yet to attend any school this year.
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, one...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:22 AM
For the preschool children who attend the Two Rivers Head Start program’s Valley View School in St. Charles, the only Christmas and birthday presents that many receive are based on donations made possible through the Humanitarian Service Project....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:29 PM
It was too cold to play outside Monday, but that didn’t stop students and teachers from Waubonsie Valley from having fun on the school’s new playground. Thanks to a grant from Lowe’s and the efforts of Waubonsie students, the Lil’...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:20 AM
The children of the Clarendon Hills Park District’s Active Learners Preschool held two Thanksgiving feasts at the Community Center Nov. 24.
Boys and girls wore homemade Indian headbands and Pilgrim hats and took the time to give thanks for their...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A La Grange Park District preschool program is adding classes at a building in Sedgwick Park this fall in an effort to meet growing demand, a Park District official said.
Learning Ladders Preschool classes will be offered before and after school at a...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Imagine if a presidential campaign was designed by the candidate. The day's agenda would focus on what the candidate alone wanted to talk about. No pesky reporters would drill the candidate on unwelcome topics. The events would be meticulously stage-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Elizabeth Meyer School’s preschool program is officially as good as gold now.
The program recently was recognized with a top honor by the state, the new ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality.
State Honors Meyer School Preschool Program...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
GLOUCESTER – Over 9 percent of Gloucester's nearly 37,000 residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.
Even more live at or slightly above that level, said Bill Fulton, a volunteer with the Samaritan Group.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $12.5 million grant to Connecticut that will enable 428 children from low-income families to attend preschool and improve the quality of state-funded preschool for another 284 children.
It's the third time...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Maryland will be able to provide 3,000 more preschool slots for low-income 4-year-olds with a $15 million federal grant awarded this week.
The U.S. Department of Education announced grants of $226 million to 18 states to expand or develop early...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Jason and Jasmine DeMatteis were desperate when they flew to Cincinnati in search of a diagnosis for their 18-month-old son, Jude.
Because the Cincinnati Children's Hospital is out of their HMO health plan's network, the cost of Jude's work-up would...