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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher

    Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher
    Toni L. Killefer, a former preschool teacher who mentored cancer patients and participated in breast cancer research, died Monday of metastatic breast cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 49. "I took care of Toni for a number of years, and she had her...
  • Jerry Brown, top lawmakers announce budget deal

    Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced Friday that they have reached an agreement on California's budget. The announcement comes one day after the joint budget committee finished vetting a series of high-profile issues and two days before...
  • Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

    Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget
    Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first...
  • Brown questions Gansler's 'puzzling priorities' in mailer

    Brown questions Gansler's 'puzzling priorities' in mailer
    Democrat Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor distributes a mailer to voters questioning opponent Douglas F. Gansler's "puzzling priorities." What the mailer says: It juxtaposes two issues that have surfaced in the June 24 Democratic primary. "Why...
  • Choosing the right preschool

    Location, location, location may be true for real estate, but when it comes to choosing a preschool for your child, think "relationships, relationships, relationships." The science of early childhood development and brain development mandates that...
  • City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K

    City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K
    Changes to Baltimore's Head Start this fall will provide longer days and an extended school year for hundreds of children in its care, a move intended to help low-income parents free up time for work and boost the youngsters' development. Under a...
  • 'Sesame Street,' 'Ellen DeGeneres' Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners (FULL LIST)

    "Sesame Street" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" led the field on Friday in the Creative Arts portion of the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The PBS mainstay (pictured) grabbed six awards during the presentation of craft and technical awards at the Westin...
  • More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3

    More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3
    More Illinois early education funding will be funneled to programs for children ages 3 and younger under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn will sign this morning. House Bill 4440 increases the percentage of Early Childhood Education Block Grant program funds that...
  • Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor

    Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown claimed victory in the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday after early returns suggested a landslide win. "It's about where we're going. It's about what next," Brown said in a victory speech as he led with three times as...
  • Music Holds Key to Educational Impact of Top Kids' Programming

    From hip-hop to bossa nova to Hawaiian-style ballads, "Sofia the First" draws from a hodgepodge of multicultural influences when compiling its musical soundtrack, a bevy of catchy tunes that has caught on like s'mores at a campfire with the preschool set....
  • Don't cut funds for preschool again, Gov. Brown

    Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto...