| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
It seems these past few weeks that everywhere on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the kids are heading back to school. Small people, medium-sized middle-schoolers and even a few college kids.
Which means about half of the mommy population is giddy and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock.
But the announcement bewildered state...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:50 AM
A chant resembling a rally at a college stadium rang from a first-grade classroom at the Baltimore charter school KIPP Harmony Academy. "M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D," the children sang, pumping their fists. "Maryland will win!"
This week's activity helped...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:05 PM
In five months, the downtown Baltimore day care attended by Celine Plachez's youngest son is slated to close, yet she's not looking for a backup. She can't stomach it.
She searched before he was born, calling about a dozen places, some of which said...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I love playing follow the leader on vacation, especially when the leader is two feet shorter than me.
When the kids lead the way, we're guaranteed smiles rather than whines. And there's no better place to let kids lead the way and to see the power of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Our leaders in Washington face tough budget issues ("Obama budget would have big impact in MD," April 11). But one proposal we should all agree on is for targeted investments in local pre-kindergarten learning. As a grandfather, I support giving America's...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:19 PM
They're the kind of products that would never carry the words "As seen on TV." A winged backpack that flies you to school on time. An exploding water bomb that thwarts school bullies. A clothes hanger-shaped boomerang for felling a Tyrannosaurus rex....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:32 AM
You can almost hear Alice Benjamin shaking her head over the phone.
Benjamin, in her 70s, has been running Vision Day Care on Lincoln Way West in South Bend for 13 years -- that is, after retiring from her job at the University of Notre Dame and raising...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:25 PM
The Cabrini Literary Guild has made a special donation to a local preschool.
Member Ann Herrmann presented the makings of a quilt to fellow member Marie Urrutia, who thought it would be a perfect gift for the preschool at Incarnation Church, where she is...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A friendly reminder: Busch Gardens' preschool pass must be redeemed at the park by Friday, May 31 in order to be activated for the summer months.
Here is how it works this year:
The pass offers free admission to children ages 3 to 5 through Sept. 2....
| May 23, 2013
School's out in a few weeks for some counties, next week for mine.
So, working moms, do you have summer day care set? How about your after care for next year? I just finalized both summer care and after care within the last week, so if you haven't I...