6 states receive $280M in early learning grants


WASHINGTON — Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.




It Takes a Family to Raise Smarter, Less Stressed Children — Not a Village


“There are many wonderful different combinations that make up families these days. Regardless of your family makeup, it is the bonds that are formed between you, the parent, and your child that have the greatest impact on your child’s health, cognitive development, language learning, self-esteem and overall academic performance.”




iPad baby seat inspires campaign to stop the parenting apocalypse


Enraged that Fisher-Price has started selling an iPad baby seat, a Boston-based consumer group has launched a campaign to get the product yanked off the market.




Study: 192K youngsters in Alabama’s early childhood education programs


MONTGOMERY | A report released Monday said early education programs in Alabama serve more than half of the children up to age 5 and have a direct economic impact of $567 million.




Pre-kindergarten rejected by Peninsula district, nearly alone in the state


On Tuesday, the board of the neighboring Menlo Park City School District, a K-8 district like Las Lomitas, affirmed an earlier decision to eliminate its transitional kindergarten class in 2014-15. Both districts face the challenge of fitting growing enrollment on limited campus space.




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