| 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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Many parents ponder whether to send their children to preschool and at what age their children would best benefit from being in a structured preschool program.
Early childhood experiences are important, because every experience a child has helps to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Preschool children, specifically the 2- to 5-year-old set, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating!
Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the...
| Sep 8, 2013
Catherine Hart is a children's advocate. In a society that is often ill-equipped to listen to their needs, youngsters "can get lost in the shuffle," Hart says.
"I try to be a voice for all my kids," says Hart, 63, an early childhood educator and...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:20 PM
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| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Three-year-old Annabella has two dads: Daddy Bob and Daddy Miguel, a gay couple who adopted her when she was an infant. She's having trouble transitioning into a preschool program, and her fathers worry that they're being shunned by the director because...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Sixteen students graduated from Heritage Academy’s kindergarten class on May 23.
Five of the graduating kindergarten students are the children of Heritage graduates.
Before receiving their diplomas, the class presented a program titled “...