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.
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.
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.
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.
"Spring is the time of plans and projects." - Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina This quote rang true at several childcare centers in Juneau this spring through the Edible Child Care Gardens project.
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