| Jan 14, 2015
| 1:42 PM
BJ's foundation awards grants
BJ's Charitable Foundation recently announced the donation of four grants totaling $20,500 to Pennsylvania nonprofits, including Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Valley Children's Centers Inc....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:22 AM
For the preschool children who attend the Two Rivers Head Start program’s Valley View School in St. Charles, the only Christmas and birthday presents that many receive are based on donations made possible through the Humanitarian Service Project....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:29 PM
It was too cold to play outside Monday, but that didn’t stop students and teachers from Waubonsie Valley from having fun on the school’s new playground. Thanks to a grant from Lowe’s and the efforts of Waubonsie students, the Lil’...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:20 AM
The children of the Clarendon Hills Park District’s Active Learners Preschool held two Thanksgiving feasts at the Community Center Nov. 24.
Boys and girls wore homemade Indian headbands and Pilgrim hats and took the time to give thanks for their...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:20 AM
Children age 5 and younger can get into SeaWorld Orlando for free with the theme park's Preschool Pass, which will be available through 2015.
Guests must register online at SeaWorldOrlando.com. The Preschool Pass has no blackout dates, but it does not...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:45 PM
Maryland fell from its perch as the No. 1 state in public education on Thursday, but the shove came from a change in the ranking criteria, not from any slide in performance.
Education Week, the national newspaper that ranks state education systems based...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:04 PM
It didn't mean a whole lot when Education Week said Maryland had the top public schools in the nation for five years in a row, and it doesn't mean much now that the newspaper says they're third-best. The practical upshot, if there is one, is that we won't...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Valley View School District 365U is set to nearly double the size of its early childhood education program this fall with funds from a four-year, $4 million federal grant.
District officials are formulating plans for the expanded program, including...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $12.5 million grant to Connecticut that will enable 428 children from low-income families to attend preschool and improve the quality of state-funded preschool for another 284 children.
It's the third time...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Maryland will be able to provide 3,000 more preschool slots for low-income 4-year-olds with a $15 million federal grant awarded this week.
The U.S. Department of Education announced grants of $226 million to 18 states to expand or develop early...