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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Pre-kindergarten math lesson [Editorial]

    Responding to a proposal set forth in Gov. Martin O'Malley's recent State of the State Address calling for full day pre-kindergarten being offered across Maryland, Harford County interim Superintendent Barbara Canavan offered conditional support for the...
  • Florida's pre-K program helps prepare kids for kindergarten, annual state report shows

    Florida's pre-K program helps prepare kids for kindergarten, annual state report shows
    Florida youngsters who took part in the state's pre-kindergarten program were more likely to be ready for kindergarten than those who did not, according to annual data on kindergarten "readiness" released today. The state uses that data -- based on...
  • Nickelodeon Orders 3 Live-Action Shows, 4 Preschool Series for 2014-2015

    Nickelodeon has unveiled a slew of new programming in advance of its upfront event Thursday evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The Viacom cabler has greenlit three live-action series, including a new entry from veteran hit...
  • State Should Boost Pre-K Quality, Not Just Quantity

    State Should Boost Pre-K Quality, Not Just Quantity
    Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to provide universal prekindergarten education for poor children is ambitious. He wants to start by making 1,000 more preschool spaces available, aiming to enroll 4,000 more children by 2019. Yet Mr. Malloy would be better...
  • Obese at 5? Chances are higher for obesity later, study says

    Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
  • Side by Side breakfast in Laurel celebrates growth, achievement

    Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction. Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • New York push to fund universal pre-K echoes moves in other states

    New York push to fund universal pre-K echoes moves in other states
    NEW YORK -- In case you’ve missed the intense politicking going on in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are locked in a battle over funding for pre-K education (among other things). Basically, De Blasio wants to...
  • California should give all kids the pre-K advantage

    California should give all kids the pre-K advantage
    "Early education is our No. 1 priority." That's the 2014 message from California Democrats. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837) on Jan. 6, and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez included an...
  • Pre-K suspensions make no sense [Editorial]

    Pre-K suspensions make no sense  [Editorial]
    For years, the Maryland Department of Education has been urging the state's school systems to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions teachers and principals use to discipline disruptive or troublesome students. Under new guidelines issued last...
  • 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 —...