April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Lawmakers passed two proposals Wednesday that will allow school districts to use local tax revenues to fund early childhood programs.
It’s a move many lawmakers say will help increase the number of preschool programs around the state. Continue Reading
April 10, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
Kids used to bang chalk dust out of erasers after class. Now will they have to delete cookies?
Children in the Early Childhood program in Brandon are using iPads in the classroom, thanks to an Otto Bremer Foundation grant. Three to 5-year-olds started using iPads for learning in February. Continue Reading
March 31, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise
Preschoolers had the chance to pound nails and paint Thursday night during the class “Build, Pound and More,” taught by Terry DeYoung. The Early Childhood Family Education class is a hit with kids, parents and grandparents. Continue Reading
January 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR Members of the Governor’s Early Learning Council were impressed with the level of cooperation between public and private institutions to encourage literacy in young children when they visited Willmar on Tuesday. Continue Reading
October 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Attorney General’s office says public schools that offer fee-based preschool and driver education classes are breaking state law.
August 6, 2011 in The Daily Republic
Some districts charge fees, which may violate constitutional guarantee of free public schools. Continue Reading
May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
As Director of Grand Forks Head Start, Priscilla “Cookie” Mitchell has given preschool students more than just classrooms and a playground. She, her staff and volunteers have helped families pay for gas, backpacks, winter coats whatever it takes to get children to and through school. Continue Reading
April 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
10 states lack state-funded preschool programsNorth Dakota’s lack of state-funded preschool programs landed the state in the bottom 10 of a national survey released Tuesday. Continue Reading