| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 PM
As more content is available on the Internet, many people think that the library is a relic of the past, a storehouse for books only.
What they do not realize is that as the Web has evolved, so have libraries. And libraries combine the power of data...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
The incoming director of student services at Winnetka Public Schools District 36 said she'll bring previous experience in special education and blended early childhood education programs at other districts to the job she starts May 27.
| May 30, 2014
A too-costly bill that would have provided preschool for all California 4-year-olds has been slimmed down in useful ways. There is much to admire in Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's (D-Sacramento) SB 837, which would give low-income families the...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:48 PM
A Catholic preschool in Wheaton that has been a playground for generations of toddlers will be closing its doors this month.
The Loretto Early Childhood Center, which sits on a vast green campus tucked at the dead end of a residential street, is no...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Early childhood education providers are hopeful that more local children will be better prepared for kindergarten as efforts make headway in the Wheaton Warrenville area.
A year after a partnership began among local agencies to align their goals and...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Glenview parents may soon have another option when it comes to child care.
Glenview officials are examining a proposal to build an 11,650-square-foot day care center in the southwestern part of town.
The land, at 222 Greenwood Road, now has a...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Westmoor School in Northbrook is set to get about $9.8 million in improvements, upgrades that will include a new front entrance, extra classrooms and additional parking.
Construction on the project, which is aimed at addressing safety and traffic issues...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Re: “Op-ed: Preschool should remain out of public hands,” May 1. I think we can all agree we must do more and do better in serving our youngest learners, and that includes providing them with a strong educational foundation. All children...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:40 PM
With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...
| Jun 11, 2014
Dear Amy: I'd appreciate your take on this and your advice about what to do. A relative of mine keeps calling my son and her son (both adolescents) "Stupid 1 and Stupid 2" for their antics together. She even introduces them this way.
She gets angry when...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Toni L. Killefer, a former preschool teacher who mentored cancer patients and participated in breast cancer research, died Monday of metastatic breast cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 49.
"I took care of Toni for a number of years, and she had her...