PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Gearing Up for Kindergarten
If you have a preschooler who will start kindergarten in 2014 join us for these fun-filled sessions of Gearing Up for Kindergarten! Each session includes:
? Fun interactive... Posted on 8/23/13 at 7:47 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE Maybe I should be holding onto his scribbles after all.
This year I have decided to home-school Ben for preschool. This sounds much more impressive than it really is.Basically, we do some workbook pages a couple times a week and then read some stories. It'... Posted on 9/27/10 at 5:33 PM
State lawmakers this spring approved $40 million in funding for all-day kindergarten and more money for pre-kindergarten scholarships for children from low-income families aiming to close the gap in standardized test scores between white students and students of color.
Even as federal sequestration cuts threaten early childhood education programs across the nation, local school districts, state legislators and the president are seeking ways to develop and grow preschool in North Dakota.
Hat tip to Joan Walsh, editor of Salon.com, for recalling this quote and applying it to advocacy of early childhood education:
“The great liberal failing,” said the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, is “constantly to overpromise and to overstate, and thereby constantly to appear to underperform.”
As Director of Grand Forks Head Start, Priscilla “Cookie” Mitchell has given preschool students more than just classrooms and a playground. She, her staff and volunteers have helped families pay for gas, backpacks, winter coats – whatever it takes to get children to and through school.
Grilled chicken replaced the hot dogs. Strawberries instead of cookies at snack time. No more fruit juice — water or low-fat milk only. This is the new menu at a Delaware day care center, part of a fledgling movement to take the fight against obesity to pudgy preschoolers.
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