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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • 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....
  • State Should Boost Pre-K Quality, Not Just Quantity

    State Should Boost Pre-K Quality, Not Just Quantity
    Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to provide universal prekindergarten education for poor children is ambitious. He wants to start by making 1,000 more preschool spaces available, aiming to enroll 4,000 more children by 2019. Yet Mr. Malloy would be better...
  • 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...
  • Pre-kindergarten math lesson [Editorial]

    Responding to a proposal set forth in Gov. Martin O'Malley's recent State of the State Address calling for full day pre-kindergarten being offered across Maryland, Harford County interim Superintendent Barbara Canavan offered conditional support for the...
  • Letters: Transitional kindergarten program makes sense

    Re "Preschool we can't afford," Editorial, Jan. 23 We were pleased the transitional kindergarten editorial recognized the vital role of early learning in preparing children for success, even though it expressed doubts about a bill to expand transitional...
  • 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...
  • State kindergarten age requirements can be frustrating to parents

    State kindergarten age requirements can be frustrating to parents
    I've got a serious bone to pick with my native state, Florida. I'm convinced, you see, that the state Department of Education wants to sabotage my daughter's education and has a vendetta against my wallet.   Let me start from the beginning. My...
  • 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...
  • Business profile: Rover's Place

    Business profile: Rover's Place
    Name: Ray Schuler Age: 42 Hometown: Chicago Name and location of business: Rover's Place, Highland Park Describe what you do: We are a doggy day care, boarding, grooming and training facility. What sets you apart from similar businesses?: We...