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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Preschool nutrition can be challenging

    Preschool children, specifically the 2- to 5-year-old set, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating! Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the...
  • Pre-K suspensions make no sense [Editorial]

    Pre-K suspensions make no sense  [Editorial]
    For years, the Maryland Department of Education has been urging the state's school systems to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions teachers and principals use to discipline disruptive or troublesome students. Under new guidelines issued last...
  • Catherine Hart, nursery director

    Catherine Hart, nursery director
    Catherine Hart is a children's advocate. In a society that is often ill-equipped to listen to their needs, youngsters "can get lost in the shuffle," Hart says. "I try to be a voice for all my kids," says Hart, 63, an early childhood educator and...
  • Preschool son says 'boys rule'

    Preschool son says 'boys rule'
    Since starting preschool, your son taunts his sister with 'boys are better' remarks. Help! Parent advice I'd treat this one with eye-rolling disdain, as though what he said was too dumb to bother with. Useful phrases include, "Where did you get that...
  • California should give all kids the pre-K advantage

    California should give all kids the pre-K advantage
    "Early education is our No. 1 priority." That's the 2014 message from California Democrats. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837) on Jan. 6, and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez included an...
  • Medical marijuana sales get first look in La Grange

     Medical marijuana sales get first look in La Grange
    La Grange planners are taking a first look at where to allow medical marijuana shops in the village. State restrictions on where distribution centers may be located make most of La Grange out-of-bounds, Assistant Community Development Department...
  • Library to host annual authors festival

    Library to host annual authors festival
    The Friends of the Children's Library Author's Festival will return for its 26th year Jan. 28 with nearly two dozen authors slated to make presentations at local schools. The 23 participating authors will be spread among 14 public and private schools...
  • Dance's budget proposal includes cuts to school budgets, raises for employees

    Dance's budget proposal includes cuts to school budgets, raises for employees
    Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance rolled out Tuesday a $1.4 billion proposed budget for next year that would shave principals' budgets, increase seats for pre-kindergartners and add money for employee raises. The budget, which must...
  • Gloucester School Board approves personnel changes

    Appointments: Amanda Conner, of Gloucester Point, a paraprofessional I for kindergarten at Achilles; Donna Danaher, of Gloucester, a paraprofessional II for kindergarten at Bethel; Hope Hutson of Gloucester Point, a paraprofessional II at Botetourt;...
  • More preschool than California can afford

     More preschool than California can afford
    Preschool can do wonderful things for disadvantaged children — get them used to how a classroom works, give them play time with others and help them build crucial developmental skills, such as vocabulary, simply by exposing them to more books and...
  • Beyond early childhood education

    The most encouraging part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State address was his call for increased investment in early childhood education.  Through the “Birth to Five” initiative, the Governor committed to increasing access to...