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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Learning Matters: Parent Ed and co-op programs deserve expansion

    Learning Matters: Parent Ed and co-op programs deserve expansion
    My husband and I have been lucky, particularly as parents. As I look toward Thanksgiving, I'm mindful of the good fortune and help we've had along the way, starting with the Realtors who helped us find our house in 1981. It was Mary Ann Plumley —...
  • Early education programs are vital to America's national security [Letter]

    Early education programs are vital to America's national security [Letter]
    James Campbell's recent commentary on pre-K education aptly described the impact of quality preschool programs on academic achievement ("Early learning programs are crucial," Dec. 3). As a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, I believe it is...
  • Hollifield Station Elementary takes active approach to fundraising

    Hollifield Station Elementary takes active approach to fundraising
    By the dozens, Hollifield Station Elementary students darted along a pair of 1/16th-mile ovals on the school's lower field, high-fiving teachers with each completed lap. Along the periphery stood parents and members of the school's PTA, all agreeing...
  • Readers want to know about deals, bargains and more

    Readers want to know about deals, bargains and more
    Readers commonly write in to ask questions or offer advice in response to Savvy Shopper articles. I love hearing from you. This is a grab-bag of inquiries posted by Savvy Shopper readers. Have your own question? Email npaitsel@dailypress.com or post...
  • I Don't Know If I'm Cut Out For Kindergarten

    I Don't Know If I'm Cut Out For Kindergarten
    Monday was the first day of kindergarten for my 5-year-old, and the thrill of excitement was matched only by the autumn chill in the air. Kids of all ages, many with backpacks larger than their small bodies, swarmed outside the school, buzzing with...
  • Lab addition teaches lessons in smart school design

    Lab addition teaches lessons in smart school design
    Heard about the kindergarten building in Germany that's shaped like a giant cat? Students enter the front door/mouth as though they're being swallowed. Cute, you might say. But is that intelligent architecture? In such buildings, function and...
  • New math preschool series debuts on PBS39

     
    PBS KIDS’ newest animated preschool series that teaches preschoolers math PEG + CAT premieres todat at 10 a.m. on PBS39. The show follows the spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational.......
  • Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners

    Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners
    Two candidates for governor — one Democrat and one Republican — pledged tax breaks for thousands of retirees who collect pension benefits as they sought the endorsement of the Maryland teachers union. Speaking Friday to the fall meeting of...
  • Why universal pre-K is in everyone's interest

     Why universal pre-K is in everyone's interest
    Regarding Elizabeth Young's recent letter to the editor in response to the need to expand public early education through high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, I think all early education professionals would agree that loving, nurturing parents are a...
  • Poverty and public schools

    Poverty and public schools
    A study by the Southern Education Foundation reported an astonishing statistic last week: Nearly half — 48 percent — of the 50 million public school students in the U.S. now live in poverty. Moreover, since 2000, poor children have become...
  • BBC's 'Wolfblood' Leads BAFTA Kids' Awards Noms

    The BBC's supernatural drama "Wolfblood" leads the race for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Children's Awards with four nods. The kids' kudofest, which honors the best in children's media, will be held on Nov. 24 at the Hilton, Park...