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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals

    Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals
    Flu vaccines work. They keep children out of hospitals. Parents who resist vaccinating their children should read a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed vaccinations reduced hospitalizations. (The report is at...
  • Bristol Educators Make Pitch For Full-Day Kindergarten

    BRISTOL — With a plea that elementary school teachers are seeing more badly unprepared students each year, Superintendent Ellen Solek asked the finance board Thursday night to provide more than $2 million to start all-day kindergarten. "I know...
  • Nickelodeon Orders 3 Live-Action Shows, 4 Preschool Series for 2014-2015

    Nickelodeon has unveiled a slew of new programming in advance of its upfront event Thursday evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The Viacom cabler has greenlit three live-action series, including a new entry from veteran hit...
  • Florida's pre-K program helps prepare kids for kindergarten, annual state report shows

    Florida's pre-K program helps prepare kids for kindergarten, annual state report shows
    Florida youngsters who took part in the state's pre-kindergarten program were more likely to be ready for kindergarten than those who did not, according to annual data on kindergarten "readiness" released today. The state uses that data -- based on...
  • New York push to fund universal pre-K echoes moves in other states

    New York push to fund universal pre-K echoes moves in other states
    NEW YORK -- In case you’ve missed the intense politicking going on in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are locked in a battle over funding for pre-K education (among other things). Basically, De Blasio wants to...
  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • Side by Side breakfast in Laurel celebrates growth, achievement

    Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction. Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
  • Obese at 5? Chances are higher for obesity later, study says

    Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
  • Palm home-schooled athletes on the fast track to fun

    When Boca Raton's Jennifer Bielec was looking for an opportunity to balance academics and athletics for her three children, she turned to a local home-schooling program. "We were just looking to spend as much time with them as we could," said Bielec...
  • 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...
  • Day Care Workers Seek Pay Increases For 2014

    People who provide home day care services and are paid with government funds have proposed a contract that would increase their compensation this year anywhere from 3 percent to 11.25 percent, depending on the kind of provider and the age of the children....