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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations

    Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations
    For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take. But when the current...
  • School District 41 could spend almost $30M on early education

    School District 41 could spend almost $30M on early education
    Offering full-day kindergarten for residents of School District 41 will require new construction with a cost between $15 million and $30 million. During a Jan. 26 meeting, Superintendent Paul Gordon and a team of architects presented the school board...
  • Comaraderie drives results at Community Services for Children

    Comaraderie drives results at Community Services for Children
    For nearly 35 years, Community Services for Children has given underprivileged preschoolers a Head Start and employees a leg up. Head Start, CSC's best-known service, gives 3- to 5-year-olds the tools they need to start school. Similarly, at CSC,...
  • Stepping stones to success: WHRO educational efforts support success in school, life

    Recent headlines have drawn attention to the significant impact pre-school education has on the future of our children. Early childhood education has proven to be the most critical foundation for future success in school and in life. By providing very...
  • West Hartford Receives State Preschool Grant

    West Hartford Receives State Preschool Grant
    WEST HARTFORD — The town has been awarded nearly $300,000 in state funds to create 60 new preschool slots starting in 2016. The $293,350 grant is part of more than $3.5 million in state funding announced Tuesday, which will expand preschool to...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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-...
  • Michael A. MacDowell: Early childhood education in Pa. needs increased funding

    Michael A. MacDowell: Early childhood education in Pa. needs increased funding
    The 19th annual "Quality Counts" report in Education Week shows Pennsylvania was rated eighth for education among the nation's states. This is a significant accomplishment for which the state should be given justifiable credit. A closer examination of...
  • 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...