Preschool Story Time develops toddlers’ skills to prepare for school

Preschool Story Time develops toddlers’ skills to prepare for school

Preschool Story Time and After School Activities are resuming after the brief post-Summer Reading hiatus. Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. focuses on developing skills that will help children be ready for school. Toddlers will enjoy a variety of activities including songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence […]

Daycare worker charged with child abuse fired from previous preschool job after similar allegations

Daycare worker charged with child abuse fired from previous preschool job after similar allegations

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (WFLA) — An Auburndale daycare worker charged with child abuse was fired from another Polk County preschool earlier this year after a parent accused her of similar aggressive behavior. Auburndale police say they started investigating allegations of child abuse at Lit’le Bloodhound Preschool on July 31. Detectives worked with the owner of the […]

Police escort 80 children to safety from Philadelphia gunfire

Police escort 80 children to safety from Philadelphia gunfire

PHILADELPHIA (WTHR) – Police and daycare workers helped escort dozens of children to safety during an active shooter situation in Philadelphia Wednesday. As police dealt with at least one gunman, who had wounded at least six officers, about 80 children were trapped in a nearby daycare. Shortly after 7 p.m., two-and-a-half hours after the shooting started, […]

Influx of kindergarten students prompts Canyon ISD to hire two teachers a day before school starts

Influx of kindergarten students prompts Canyon ISD to hire two teachers a day before school starts

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) -Two teachers were hired the day before school started due to a surprisingly high influx of kindergartners at a local school district. Canyon ISD received a pleasant surprise during their school enrollment, prompting them to hire two kindergarten teachers a day before school started, making that a total of three new kindergarten […]

State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affected

State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affected

Gov. Mike Dunleavy agreed Tuesday to restore funding for early education in Alaska. But educators in Juneau say that even with funding back in place, services this year could be affected. In June, the governor vetoed nearly $9 million for Head Start and early learning programs from the state operating budget. The Central Council of the Tlingit and […]

State releases first round of lead testing results at schools,child care centers

State releases first round of lead testing results at schools,child care centers

The state has begun testing for lead in the drinking water across Vermont’s schools and child care centers, and has made the results publicly available using an online dashboard created by the Department of Environmental Conservation. A new state law, passed earlier this year, requires every tap that is used for drinking or cooking in every public […]

As school year approaches, leaders look to bring equality to education

As school year approaches, leaders look to bring equality to education

(WPDE) — Editor’s note: This is the first story in a multi-part series about how educators are working to solve the achievement gap in our local school districts. See more at the Bridging the Gap section of our website. This past spring, ABC 15 Investigates visited every single school district in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, […]

Stephanie Garland: Take time to find trustworthy child care

Stephanie Garland: Take time to find trustworthy child care

For working parents, finding reliable care for their children can be a tall order. The Better Business Bureau advises parents to take plenty of time interviewing caregivers and visiting child care centers before settling on one. Parents need to determine first what kind of care they need: Full- or part-time, in-home or center-based. Consider the […]