| Nov 9, 2013
Those driving past Bethlehem Lutheran Church will see what looks like a large, colorful birdhouse near the road.
What's installed in the northwest corner of the church's parking lot is a Little Free Library that's for everyone to use.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Preschool naps should be preserved, even in the face of pressures to add more to the curriculum, say researchers who concluded that sleep enhances kids’ memories.
Children who took midday naps of an average of a little longer than an hour...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:25 PM
PBS KIDS’ newest animated preschool series that teaches preschoolers math PEG + CAT premieres todat at 10 a.m. on PBS39. The show follows the spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational.......
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Regarding Elizabeth Young's recent letter to the editor in response to the need to expand public early education through high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, I think all early education professionals would agree that loving, nurturing parents are a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The homeless families speaking out against the Baltimore school system with claims that children "have been denied transportation to school and been stigmatized because they couldn't afford field trips and uniforms" are finally getting some attention, but...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:39 PM
The YMCA is taking registrations for girls basketball grades 1–6; co-ed floor hockey grades 1–4; and kindergarten basketball. Girls basketball registration runs through Sept. 23; co-ed floor hockey registration runs through Sept. 23; and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Monday was the first day of kindergarten for my 5-year-old, and the thrill of excitement was matched only by the autumn chill in the air. Kids of all ages, many with backpacks larger than their small bodies, swarmed outside the school, buzzing with...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Richard Dean calls it the "golden hour," when 3- to 4-year-old children take in literacy and social skills like a favorite snack.
Harnessing the golden hour for underprivileged children in Columbia's Owen Brown community, Dean said, was among the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:50 AM
It wasn't supposed to end up a fruit and vegetable farm. But in some ways, it seemed to be the family's fate.
After years of running a truck farm with his dad — growing vegetables and taking them to Baltimore on carts drawn by horses — Larry...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The BBC's supernatural drama "Wolfblood" leads the race for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Children's Awards with four nods.
The kids' kudofest, which honors the best in children's media, will be held on Nov. 24 at the Hilton, Park...
| Oct 20, 2013
A study by the Southern Education Foundation reported an astonishing statistic last week: Nearly half — 48 percent — of the 50 million public school students in the U.S. now live in poverty. Moreover, since 2000, poor children have become...