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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Preschool proposal is a win for Maryland families [Commentary]

    Preschool proposal is a win for Maryland families [Commentary]
    As the football coach at the University of Maryland, College Park, I consider myself fortunate to have players who have the academic foundation to be successful in college. I am not alone. College coaches nationwide have a vested interest in expanding the...
  • Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months

    Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months
    That Christmas crib toy you got junior? It might be just the thing to give him strep throat, according to a new study. The bacteria that cause strep throat may linger far longer on inanimate objects than previous lab tests suggested, according to...
  • Holiday for others is chance for Jewish Federation of Howard County to reach out

    Holiday for others is chance for Jewish Federation of Howard County to reach out
    On a date marked on many calendars as a holiday celebration with family and friends, members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County followed suit — sort of — on Dec. 25 by making the day a festival of community service. Some 250 people...
  • Preschool son says 'boys rule'

    Preschool son says 'boys rule'
    Since starting preschool, your son taunts his sister with 'boys are better' remarks. Help! Parent advice I'd treat this one with eye-rolling disdain, as though what he said was too dumb to bother with. Useful phrases include, "Where did you get that...
  • What poor kids get from farmers' markets

    What poor kids get from farmers' markets
    Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to use $10,000 in private foundation grants to fund a program designed to help low-income families stretch their food stamp benefits undoubtedly will help many of those struggling to make ends meet in...
  • Pre-K suspensions make no sense [Editorial]

    Pre-K suspensions make no sense  [Editorial]
    For years, the Maryland Department of Education has been urging the state's school systems to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions teachers and principals use to discipline disruptive or troublesome students. Under new guidelines issued last...
  • Educate children early on

    A hardy but largely uneducated and unskilled workforce from stockyards and meatpacking plants carried Chicago to economic greatness. Today’s Chicago is an up-and-coming technology incubator and hub for research and innovation. The City of Big...
  • Younger start in the works for Oak Park T-ball, baseball

    Younger start in the works for Oak Park T-ball, baseball
    T-ball and pitch baseball in Oak Park will be open to younger children next year, as part of an effort to attract more players to a game that has experienced declines in participation nationwide. Starting in the summer 2014 season, 5-year-olds who are...
  • Cradlerock Children's Center president wins regional honor

    Cradlerock Children's Center president wins regional honor
    Richard Dean calls it the "golden hour," when 3- to 4-year-old children take in literacy and social skills like a favorite snack. Harnessing the golden hour for underprivileged children in Columbia's Owen Brown community, Dean said, was among the...
  • Family milestone is a golden moment at Larriland Farm

    It wasn't supposed to end up a fruit and vegetable farm. But in some ways, it seemed to be the family's fate. After years of running a truck farm with his dad — growing vegetables and taking them to Baltimore on carts drawn by horses — Larry...
  • OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically

    OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically
    The sound of 150 children playing instruments — the violin, the trumpet, the oboe, the harp — spills out of every classroom, remarkably transforming an elementary school in a raggedy neighborhood of West Baltimore into a music conservatory....