| 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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:21 AM
A local church can be known for a lot of things – the spellbinding words of their pastor, a beautifully historic building, or for being a popular site for local weddings.
At Winter Park Presbyterian Church, they take a great deal of pride in...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The office for the Early Education and Extended Learning Programs has moved to 520 E. Wilson Ave., Suite 215, in Glendale. It will be open today in the new location. The department provides high-quality preschool and before- and after-school care to the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Preschool children, specifically ages 2 to 5, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating!
Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the importance of...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
What will Connecticut's public schools look like in decades to come? Everyone hopes, of course, for a brighter future, especially for struggling urban schools. Many, including Damaris Gonzalez, are not willing to wait.
Like thousands of other parents,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:46 AM
In the fight against childhood obesity, there is bad news and good.
The percentage of children age 2 to 18 classified as obese based on their waist size held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers reported in a study that was...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:43 AM
On Oct. 9, the Hebron Early Childhood Center at Gilead Hill School celebrated the long-awaited opening of the new courtyard playground at the school geared specificially toward preschool-aged children. "The school readiness program, a...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:46 PM
My daughter was 6 months old when I first worried that I had already ruined her life. During a friend's wedding, another mother asked me where I had enrolled Siri for preschool. The question seemed absurd — school was at least two years away. But...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Schools across the country open their doors and welcome new and returning students year after year. The newest crop of kindergarteners will be among the fresh faces roaming the hallways and classrooms, and parents can take steps to make this transition go...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration plans to use an emerging form of financing, one that links payback to lenders on the success of the initiatives being funded, to expand early childhood education programs in Chicago.
The mayor's office said Tuesday...