| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Every story is a favorite to Nancy Eckert, Alexander Mitchell Public Library children's librarian.
Eckert, who will retire Oct. 18, has been reading to Aberdeen area children for 34 years. Eckert has read during story time at the library, in classrooms...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Offering his take on an emerging issue of the 2014 election for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown rolled out a plan Tuesday to make pre-kindergarten education available to all Maryland public school children.
Brown outlined his program, billed as...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Many parents ponder whether to send their children to preschool and at what age their children would best benefit from being in a structured preschool program.
Early childhood experiences are important, because every experience a child has helps to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:50 AM
It's National Read for the Record Day and that means schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties are gearing up to promote literacy.
On Thursday, students will read the book "Otis," written by Loren Long. The point of the event to get as many students as...
| Sep 8, 2013
Catherine Hart is a children's advocate. In a society that is often ill-equipped to listen to their needs, youngsters "can get lost in the shuffle," Hart says.
"I try to be a voice for all my kids," says Hart, 63, an early childhood educator and...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:25 PM
For much of Karolyn Martin’s life, she’s cared for children in downtown Hagerstown. It is a common occurrence to run into her former day care children when she is out and about.
Martin said her husband, Robert “Bobby” Martin,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
State inspectors logged years of violations for incomplete children's records and unkempt conditions, including a nagging odor of urine, at a La Crescenta day-care facility where 2-year-old girl tested positive for marijuana this week.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:47 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As many as 16,000 more 4-year-olds will be able to attend preschool in Michigan this fall, thanks to a big boost in the state's early education budget.
Michigan's $109 million early education budget paid for about 32,000...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Imagine this television commercial. A man in a suit sits at a small table surrounded by adorable children.
“Which is better,” he asks. “Borrowing billions from China to spend on an ineffective government program, or spending a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
A phony device was found outside a preschool Friday after a bomb threat was called in earlier in the day, causing a section of Molly Pitcher Highway in Guilford Township to be closed for several hours, Pennsylvania State Police said.
The hoax threat...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Kane County religious leaders say they can no longer count on a full house at every worship service.
So, in an effort to draw younger members to their flock, some churches and synagogues have begun incorporating into their messages unconventional places...