| 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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:22 PM
MANCHESTER — Manchester High School's preschool program is accepting applications for classes that begin on March 17.
The program is embedded into several child development courses, preschool coordinator Melissa Doherty said. Students plan...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:23 PM
John Leddy was all set to send his 2-year-old daughter Vanessa to the YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool in Santa Monica recently when he and his wife decided at the last minute to ask about its measles vaccination rate.
They went onto the state's...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew.
At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:22 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Children's advocates in Florida are hoping that momentum for investment in early education at the national level will spark interest in changes to preschool funding and policy in the state as well.
The week after Republicans swept...
| 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’...
| 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....