Editor's note: Educator Spotlight is a reoccurring segment in partnership with the Juneau Education Association and Juneau Empire, which highlights a single educator in the Juneau School District.
Trying to imagine a million books stacked and teetering toward space is pretty difficult, but nobody has to imagine a million books stacked in the homes of Alaska's young children because, thanks to Imagination Library, it's already happened.
All aboard the reading railroad: Juneau Rotary will soon unveil a little red caboose carrying books and featuring all the bells and whistles - literal bells and whistles.
With the announcement that Spunky Sprouts will be closing its learning center at the end of October, Juneau's already-too-small licensed child care capacity will be 20 percent less than what it was just six months ago.
What if you had someone you didn't even know championing your literacy, right from birth? The Alaska Emblem Club congregated at the Mendenhall Mall Saturday, Aug. 23 to raise funds for the Imagination Library, as well as local charities.
This past June I had the opportunity of a lifetime - a visit to Juneau. Having been in every state in the United States, except Alaska, I was most anxious to visit.
Juneau's childcare pinch is about to get tighter. Catholic Community Service announced Friday it will be closing Puddle Jumpers Developmental Learning Center and has provided parents with 30 days' notice.
Will we feed a live pig cheerios? Pet a sea star? Wear hardhats and learn about our local gold mine? Yes, Yes, Yes! The Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) would like to thank the families and guest speakers for this year's season of Family Nights held on the first Tuesday of each month from September 2013 through May 2014. An average attendance of a hundred preschoolers and parents learned to expect surprises at the Downtown Library, meaning over 900 people participated this year.
What do magnifying glasses, paper helicopters and kale chips have in common? They were among the hundreds of resources, ideas and hands-on explorations filling all the rooms at Centennial Hall recently during the annual Early Childhood Education Conference.
The Association for the Education of Young Children will be hosting a conference at Centennial Hall, March 27- 29, 2014.
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