In Juneau, there are nearly 2,500 kids under age 6, but despite the fact that most parents in our town cannot afford to stay at home, there are only 519 licensed child care slots.
The Juneau Community Foundation (JCF) has given a $5,000 grant to Juneau United Medical Providers and Parents (JUMPP) on behalf of the Great Blue Heron Fund, a donor advised fund of the Foundation.
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.
Things are starting to bloom with the Partnerships for a Healthier Juneau program. Plans four years in the making are being realized, starting with building raised garden beds at local childcare centers.
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." The former slave and abolitionist leader, Frederick Douglass, understood the power of reading at a very deep and personal level.
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.
Thumbs up to the HEARTS Initiative, also known as Hiring, Educating, and Retaining Teaching Staff.
"Up to fourth grade, you learn to read; after fourth grade, you read to learn," goes an old elementary education maxim. Turns out, modern science agrees.
Two book events are scheduled this week at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. On Thursday, Nov. 7, Juneau Public Library staff will lead storytime in the gallery at 2 p.m.
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