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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Don't cut funds for preschool again, Gov. Brown

    Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto...
  • Music Holds Key to Educational Impact of Top Kids' Programming

    From hip-hop to bossa nova to Hawaiian-style ballads, "Sofia the First" draws from a hodgepodge of multicultural influences when compiling its musical soundtrack, a bevy of catchy tunes that has caught on like s'mores at a campfire with the preschool set....
  • 4C to run Head Start programs in Central Florida

    4C to run Head Start programs in Central Florida
    The uncertainty is over for parents who rely on Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Central Florida: Providers in Seminole, Osceola and Orange counties will remain unchanged this year. Those details had been up in the air since Community...
  • A Boy Grows Proud Of His African Name

    My most important childhood memories were starting preschool and being introduced to myself. At the time, I had been called Koby my whole life. The only time I've ever been called by my real name was when I had misbehaved and my mother would do like...
  • Lee Butz: Increased funding for preschool education a wise investment

    Young children are innately curious. They ask questions about how things work, and they explore the natural world around them. These days, we use the acronym STEM to describe the science, technology, engineering and mathematics driving our economy, but...
  • More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]

    More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]
    As a long-time educator, I recognize the need for the Common Core State standards and strongly support them. However, as the standards have been rolled out in the public schools, some major concerns have been raised ("In defense of Common Core," June 27)....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Through Grant, Community Foundation Aids Southington Nonprofit

    A Southington nonprofit is among the 28 organizations receiving grant awards from Main Street Community Foundation. A total of $75,590 was awarded during the Foundation's spring 2014 General Competitive Grant Cycle. The Wrinn Preschool Center at Hatton...
  • Raising The Kindergarten Age — Help Or Harm For Children?

    Rep. Michelle Cook tells a familiar story — of one child who started kindergarten in Connecticut as the youngest in the class, and another who started as one of the eldest. The two children are her own, and to some degree they fit a stereotype:...
  • Can't Support Petitioning For Pelto

    Can't Support Petitioning For Pelto
    I am an advocate for access to the election ballot. I was a plaintiff in a federal court case where one of the issues was easier access to public financing for third-party candidates. But, I would never sign a petition for someone to get on the ballot...
  • Relocation of special-needs program irks parents

    On a typical school day, Asher Windberry struts like a rock star into the main office at Mariners Elementary School. Donning his trucker hat and favorite pair of neon shades, he smiles, raising his hand to high-five school staff as he makes his way, mom...
  • Choosing the right preschool

    Location, location, location may be true for real estate, but when it comes to choosing a preschool for your child, think "relationships, relationships, relationships." The science of early childhood development and brain development mandates that...