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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Windsor Gets $3.3M, 10-Year Grant For Preschool Programming

    WINDSOR — The town has been awarded $3.3 million in state funding over the next 10 years to expand pre-school programming. The money would cover most of the cost of four additional classrooms of 15 students each for 10 years, but the school system,...
  • Local legislators applaud grant for East Hartford pre-school funding

    State representatives Jason Rojas (D-9), Henry Genga (D-10) and Jeff Currey (D-11) recently applauded the governor's announcement of a $300,000 state grant proposal for East Hartford that will help expand the availability of high-quality preschool for...
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • Reduce, revamp VPK testing to better fit pre-kindergarten

    Reduce, revamp VPK testing to better fit pre-kindergarten
    The State Board of Education, the governor and the Legislature have an opportunity to right a wrong with Florida's Voluntary Pre-kindergarten program. This program provides all 4-year-olds with 540 hours of pre-school before kindergarten for the school-...
  • Early education is a game changer

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has made some promising remarks about early-childhood education. He pledged to increase support so that more children from at-risk communities enter kindergarten ready to succeed, an issue important not only to educational success but...
  • It's in York's budget: $115,662 for an Early Head Start program

    York County budgeted to spend $115,662 this year on an Early Head Start program run by nonprofit Child Development Resources. Early Head Start and Head Start are federal grant programs that promote school readiness for young children from low-income...
  • Fourteen Towns, Cities To Add Pre-school Slots As Part Of Smart Start

    Fourteen Towns, Cities To Add Pre-school Slots As Part Of Smart Start
    More than $3.5 million in state funding will be awarded to fourteen towns and cities across the state to expand the availability of high-quality preschool to 416 additional children.  The money will come from the Smart Start initiative, the first year...
  • Kids hear colorful story behind Hanukkah

    Kids hear colorful story behind Hanukkah
    It's hard to imagine the story of Hanukkah being told more exuberantly or with more infectious zeal than what was rendered on the eve of the Jewish holiday in Skokie. In the children's area at the rear of Barnes and Noble in Village Crossing, Zeesy...
  • Family Friendly: Plan for next year at Preschool and Daycare Fair

    Family Friendly: Plan for next year at Preschool and Daycare Fair
    You can do one-stop shopping for a preschool or daycare facility for your child at the Preschool & Daycare Fair, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fremont Public Library 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. Representatives from 25 schools, including a...
  • SeaWorld renews free preschool pass

    SeaWorld renews free preschool pass
    Children age 5 and younger can get into SeaWorld Orlando for free with the theme park's Preschool Pass, which will be available through 2015. Guests must register online at SeaWorldOrlando.com. The Preschool Pass has no blackout dates, but it does not...
  • Other states outpacing Indiana in expansion of preschool funding

    Preschool matters. A National Research Council report says that until a child reaches kindergarten age, his or her learning development "proceeds at a pace exceeding that of any subsequent stage of life." The Perry Preschool Study in Michigan chronicled...