| 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...
| Sep 13, 2013
Perkins presents $192 million construction plan to school board
Anne Arundel County Public Schools will host a hearing on Sept. 25 to gather public comment on a $192.1 million capital budget proposal unveiled last week by interim Superintendent Mamie J....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Have a new kitten in the family? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Help is here -- the Maryland SPCA will host Kitten Kindergarten on Sundays through the fall to help new kitty owners and their feline friends get adjusted.
Kitten Kindergarten will run on...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:25 PM
For much of Karolyn Martin’s life, she’s cared for children in downtown Hagerstown. It is a common occurrence to run into her former day care children when she is out and about.
Martin said her husband, Robert “Bobby” Martin,...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Two candidates for governor — one Democrat and one Republican — pledged tax breaks for thousands of retirees who collect pension benefits as they sought the endorsement of the Maryland teachers union.
Speaking Friday to the fall meeting of...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Heard about the kindergarten building in Germany that's shaped like a giant cat? Students enter the front door/mouth as though they're being swallowed.
Cute, you might say. But is that intelligent architecture? In such buildings, function and...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:25 PM
By the dozens, Hollifield Station Elementary students darted along a pair of 1/16th-mile ovals on the school's lower field, high-fiving teachers with each completed lap.
Along the periphery stood parents and members of the school's PTA, all agreeing...