| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Erika Brannock slides to the edge of her wheelchair.
She looks down at a pair of carefully selected gray New Balance athletic shoes. And stands.
Her thigh slides deeper into a flexible plastic socket as she shifts her weight from her right leg to a...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Richard Dean calls it the "golden hour," when 3- to 4-year-old children take in literacy and social skills like a favorite snack.
Harnessing the golden hour for underprivileged children in Columbia's Owen Brown community, Dean said, was among the...
| Nov 9, 2013
Those driving past Bethlehem Lutheran Church will see what looks like a large, colorful birdhouse near the road.
What's installed in the northwest corner of the church's parking lot is a Little Free Library that's for everyone to use.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Bristol Public Schools is recruiting children who will be 3 to 4 years of age in Sept. 2014 to participate in the Preschool Community Peers Program for the school year 2014-2015. Community Peers act as role models for our preschool children with special...
| Nov 8, 2013
The Department of Health's website offers information on the holiday blues and healthy ways to cope with them. Visit aahealth.org and click on "holiday blues" under hot topics. Information: 410-222-6785.
Holiday food safety
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational...
| Nov 6, 2013
Since starting preschool, your son taunts his sister with 'boys are better' remarks. Help!
I'd treat this one with eye-rolling disdain, as though what he said was too dumb to bother with. Useful phrases include, "Where did you get that...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:04 AM
It's drop-off time at the preschool, one of several French language and immersion programs for children and adults at Le Petit Prince in Boca Raton.
"I heard about it from my friend who's a French teacher," said Annemary Baudo from Atlantis and...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
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 —...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Del. Heather Mizeur rolled out a plan Thursday that would expand pre-kindergarten to 3-year-olds and overhaul the state's income eligibility requirements for child care subsidies.
"I'm proud of our schools for being...