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2008-10-15 18:59:37

Citing the proven benefits of preschool education, an official from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the California Assembly's Judiciary Committee Chairman urged Los Angeles area business leaders today to support efforts to expand access to Early Childhood Education throughout Los Angeles County. Rob Grunewald, Associate Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank, and Assemblyman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, told business leaders that the business community has much to gain from...

2008-09-15 12:00:27

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Jessica James' house looks every bit like a preschool. Her family room is painted bright yellow and filled with blocks and other toys, while her dining room is dark green with murals of prowling jungle animals. Seated in little chairs pulled up to short tables, the children under her care Friday carefully placed and sometimes piled beans onto lines of glue drawn on construction paper in the shapes of the letters...

2008-09-04 18:00:27

By Dr Jean Holbrook; San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools AT A RECENT commencement ceremony in Redwood City, I looked out at the eager young graduates in bright blue caps and gowns and knew they were ready for the next big step this fall -- kindergarten. New reports that confirm the importance of building early reading and math skills when children's brains are rapidly developing highlight San Mateo County's model high-quality preschool program. As I told the preschool...

2008-08-29 00:00:32

By stacey becker Free preschool conditions 3 The child must be 4 years old on Sept. 15. 3 The child must be a resident of Iowa. 3 The child must take an assessment test that will help direct instruction. 3 The child will receive 10 hours of free preschool instruction each week; there will be additional wrap-around charges and application fees. News You can use Parents may call their preferred preschool to learn if it offers free preschool for 4-year-olds, or parents may call the local Child...

2008-08-28 00:00:33

Christian Preschool: Maranatha Christian Preschool in St. Albans has limited openings in morning 3- and 4-year-old classes and afternoon pre-kindergarten sessions. The school offers a hands-on, developmentally appropriate, Christian curriculum. For more information, call Denise Kennedy at 722-6271 or visit www.mfctoday.org. St. Paul's Preschool: St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nitro is registering 3- and 4-year-olds for its preschool program. Call the office at 755-3561 for more...

2008-08-07 15:00:46

Governor Corzine is best known for his efforts to put the state's finances in order and deal with its staggering debt. But his most lasting legacy may be felt in New Jersey's preschool classrooms. Corzine's expansion of state-funded preschool programs to reach all low-income children is nothing less than an educational milestone. The campaign for universal preschool is a national movement, and New Jersey is considered a model, thanks to its long-established full-day programs for 3- and...

2008-08-05 15:00:00

By JENNIFER H. CUNNINGHAM, STAFF WRITER CLIFTON Following a mandate from the stateEducation Department, the district will offer a full-day preschool beginning in the 2009- 10 school year. The preschool is part of a statewide effort to increase early education programs for students eligible for free or reduced lunch over the next six years. The mandate went into effect in January, when Governor Corzine approved the School Funding Reform Act, which expanded preschool programs for "at...

2008-08-01 03:00:29

By Meadows, Robyn Hundreds of 3- and 4-year-olds in Pennsylvania sit on a waiting list to attend free preschool. Despite a 15 percent funding increase, the governor's free program, Pre-K Counts, does not have enough money this year to meet the skyrocketing demand for early childhood education, educators say. The 2008-09 state budget pays for 800 new spaces and a total of 11,800 children. Hundreds of requests made by families across the state, including dozens from Lancaster County, will...

2008-07-28 03:00:33

EARLIER this summer, I spoke to some recent graduates, adorned in their bright blue caps and gowns, clutching diplomas tied with blue ribbons. But these pint-sized graduates weren't going onto college or to new careers - they were headed to kindergarten. For those bright-eyed 3- and 4-year-olds, preschool is the first step on the path of lifelong learning. The proud parents of the Para los Ni os South El Monte Child Development Center can rest assured that their children will start school...

2008-07-02 21:00:18

By Michael Schaffer, The Oskaloosa Herald, Iowa Jul. 2--NEW SHARON -- Four Preschool Committee members met for nearly two hours Tuesday afternoon to finalize details in a letter outlining how the new preschool and day care at the North Mahaska Early Childhood Education Center would look and operate. The committee plans to send the letter to parents with children who currently attend Share N Care preschool or Sunshine and Smiles Day Care or have children in the appropriate age groups....


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