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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Child care cost puts squeeze on parents

    Samantha Lawson, of Mount Airy, had been working in the child-care industry for eight years when, in 2012, she learned was pregnant with twins. It should have been a wholly happy occasion, but Lawson was immediately faced with a quandary: How would she...
  • The Valley Line: Lighted Window Preschool supporters are game for casino fundraiser

    The Valley Line: Lighted Window Preschool supporters are game for casino fundraiser
    The stars were in perfect alignment and the moon was shining brightly when more than 130 guests gathered for the Lighted Window Preschool annual fundraiser held at the Thursday Club clubhouse late last month. The theme for the party was Casino Royale and...
  • 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...
  • Fear Trumps Facts When It Comes To Early Education Initiatives

    Fear Trumps Facts When It Comes To Early Education Initiatives
    One of the signs of these confused and confusing times we live in is that facts don't matter. What matters are feelings and opinions, which are often confused and confusing. According to another author friend, this is the primary feature of post-...
  • Lions offer preschool vision screenings

    Lions offer preschool vision screenings
    Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club members conducted preschool vision screenings March 2 on 87 children who attend Saint James Nursery School in Mount Airy. Lions Gary and Viki Peltier, Barbara Brimigion and Eileen Disinger screened the children, ranging...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • Garcia rips Emanuel on borrowing for preschool

    Garcia rips Emanuel on borrowing for preschool
    Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Thursday that an expanded pre-kindergarten program touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn't met the needs of working parents and criticized the potential for large financial institutions to profit off underwriting the...
  • "Doc McStuffins" featuring Allentown native, nominated for daytime Emmy

    "Doc McStuffins" featuring Allentown native, nominated for daytime Emmy
    A preschool animated series starring the voice of an Allentown nativehas been nominated for a daytime Emmy. "Doc McStuffins" which stars Lara Jill Miller as the voice of Lambie, the best friend of Doc, has been nominated for outstanding writing in a...