| Feb 19, 2015
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:44 PM
A child attending St. Mark's Preschool in Glendale showed mild symptoms that "are not yet confirmed as measles," said Susie Fowler Kenny, deacon and head of the school, on Friday.
"Bloodwork has been done and we'll know the results of that bloodwork...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:53 PM
After failing to agree on a contract with the nonprofit in charge of funding Head Start services in Cook County, La Grange Elementary School District 102 officials have decided not to run the early-childhood education program this year.
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:05 PM
It's hard to imagine the story of Hanukkah being told more exuberantly or with more infectious zeal than what was rendered on the eve of the Jewish holiday in Skokie.
In the children's area at the rear of Barnes and Noble in Village Crossing, Zeesy...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:08 PM
You can do one-stop shopping for a preschool or daycare facility for your child at the Preschool & Daycare Fair, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fremont Public Library 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. Representatives from 25 schools, including a...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:21 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed.
Fewer than a third of the country's 4-year-olds...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:37 AM
FARMINGTON — The Farmington Collaborative Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year.
The preschool is located at Noah Wallace Elementary School, Union Elementary School and Irving A. Robbins Middle School. This year, there...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Three months after Labor Day, La Grange Area Head Start is expected to finally open its doors for the 2014-15 academic year.
The federally funded early-childhood education program usually begins in September but months of negotiations between school...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:33 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Continuing its efforts to improve early childhood development in the city and three surrounding towns, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has awarded $30,000 in grants to specialized programs.
The money is part of more...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:23 PM
A proposed expansion of a CPS preschool program drew praise from aldermen Monday for its aims but also was criticized because the city could end up paying investors in the program roughly double its $17 million cost.
Chief Financial Officer Lois Scott...