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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • No room for Head Start in one La Grange district, but another vows to hold space

    No room for Head Start in one La Grange district, but another vows to hold space
    One La Grange school district has run out of room to house the Head Start preschool program, but a neighboring district to the south is reserving space and counting on the program to give young students an academic boost. The La Grange Elementary...
  • Start family education early

    For years I’ve felt that family education should be part of the elementary school curriculum. With the parenting classes at the Decatur Correctional Center, the results in that situation are beneficial in preventing most mothers’ return to...
  • Wheaton preschool to close after 44 years

    Wheaton preschool to close after 44 years
    Sunshine Preschool will close at the end of May, ending 44 years at the Wheaton Evangelical Free Church. Church leaders said the decision was made in part because of new fire code requirements. "Unfortunately, for us to conform with these...
  • County to open four new Pre-K locations

    County to open four new Pre-K locations
    Parents can register their children for public prekindergarten classes in four new locations for the 2015-16 school year. Riviera Beach, Overlook, Odenton and Severn elementary schools will have half-day Pre-K classes for 40 students in each location....
  • Economist: Preschool works, but poorest kids benefit most

    Economist: Preschool works, but poorest kids benefit most
    A Nobel Prize-winning economist says investments in early learning pay off in the long haul, but that it’s a waste for governments to pay for preschool for kids whose families can already afford it. At a gathering of education writers in Chicago...
  • Shout Out: Therese Klaibor, preschool teacher

    Shout Out: Therese Klaibor, preschool teacher
    Therese Klaibor of Westchester, who has been a teacher at the Grand Avenue Preschool in Western Springs for 21 years, answered these questions at the Grand Avenue Community Center: Q: Where did you grow up? A: Mostly in Stickney, Ill. Q: What did...
  • Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts

    Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts
    To the editor: Sandy Banks' article about the woes of the preschool program in the Los Angeles Unified School District never hits on the fundamental reason that the school district is unable to fund it. ("L.A. Unified targets the wrong place to cut:...
  • District 60 preschool renamed in honor of longtime Waukegan educator

    District 60 preschool renamed in honor of longtime Waukegan educator
    When students return to the EPIC Preschool in the fall, they will enter a building renamed after a Waukegan educator who served the community for more than 30 years. After a years long naming search, the District 60 School Board unanimously agreed...
  • Mayor, Thornton to push to fill pre-K seats

    Mayor, Thornton to push to fill pre-K seats
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will lead a canvass Saturday to help parents register for pre-kindergarten seats, particularly ones reserved for underprivileged students that annually go unfilled. Joined by city schools CEO Gregory Thornton and other...
  • Preschools receive grants to help expand capacity

     Preschools receive grants to help expand capacity
    Four preschools in Lake County were awarded more than $40,000 in grants from the state to help expand capacity in Indiana's On My Way Pre-K pilot program. My School Child Care Center in Crown Point received $20,382.41, Caring Hearts, Open Arms Childcare...
  • For Head Start's 50th anniversary, local organizers hope for expansion

    For Head Start's 50th anniversary, local organizers hope for expansion
    More than a dozen 4-year-olds form a circle around Donna Edwards as she reads the story of "Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons." In the story, Pete loses all his "groovy" buttons until he is left with just one – his belly button. The...