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Head Start

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  • Anti-poverty groups seek private funding

    Without a ride to work, it would have been a lot more difficult for Ronika Ford to get her first part-time job working at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Educational Center a few miles from her Annapolis home. Ford, 18, worked for two summers mulching...
  • 'Nuns on the Bus' protest cuts to social services

    A group of Roman Catholic nuns traveling across nine states to protest a national budget proposal that cuts social service programs briefly stopped at Loyola University Maryland on Saturday. Known as the "Nuns on the Bus," the group, made up of sisters...
  • 4C to run Head Start programs in Central Florida

    4C to run Head Start programs in Central Florida
    The uncertainty is over for parents who rely on Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Central Florida: Providers in Seminole, Osceola and Orange counties will remain unchanged this year. Those details had been up in the air since Community...
  • Ghetto Film School Gives L.A. Students a Head Start on Hollywood Careers

    21st Century Fox's Peter Rice, director David O. Russell, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo and Los Angeles' film czar Ken Ziffren were among those who helped launch a West Coast version of New York's Ghetto Film School, which prepares high school-...
  • In suburbia, a growing education in poverty

    In suburbia, a growing education in poverty
    From its distinguished alumni — CEOs, well-known authors, professional actors — to its enviable test scores and championship sports teams, the Parkland School District glows with an aura of affluence and privilege. But amid its McMansions,...
  • Early childhood education services expanded in D200

    Early childhood education services expanded in D200
    Early childhood education providers are hopeful that more local children will be better prepared for kindergarten as efforts make headway in the Wheaton Warrenville area. A year after a partnership began among local agencies to align their goals and...
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  • Helen Heyrman, 1920-2014, a leader in home care, dies

     Helen Heyrman, 1920-2014, a leader in home care, dies
    Helen Heyrman, executive director of the first Home Health Care Association in the country, earned the moniker "Home Health Helen" and received 28 national, state and local awards for her dedication as an early leader in the field of aging. "Helen...
  • Palm Beach County considers adding new children's department

    Palm Beach County considers adding new children's department
    Palm Beach County is considering creating a new county department intended to consolidate efforts to help local children. The new Children and Youth Services Department would take a host of children’s programs spread among other branches of county...
  • Letter: Act would threaten parents' rights

    The Strong Start for America's Children Act, SB 1697 will be using federal dollars to create universal preschool programs. In addition, money would be used to fund the “Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program,” which was...
  • Opening a restaurant, taking a leap

    Opening a restaurant, taking a leap
    Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
  • Possible Head Start closures spur Waters to seek probe of L.A. County

    Possible Head Start closures spur Waters to seek probe of L.A. County
    A local congresswoman Tuesday called for a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County Office of Education because of events that could lead to the closure of Kedren Head-Start centers across the county. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles)...