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The Children’s Action Alliance is asking candidates for the state Legislature to focus on the children.
The East Valley Institute of Technology is still accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 school year in most classes, including the new Future Engineers program at the East Campus.
Jordan Center for Early Education is celebrating its one-year anniversary.
Higley Unified School District campuses will offer families the opportunity to tour two Early Childhood Development Centers every Wednesday in July from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m.
Hello class of 2014 and congratulations! Now, for some of you, this may be the first graduation commencement speech you have attended; but, I’m sure many of you have heard others, filled with the clichés that are common for this occasion. Well I am honored to speak tonight and my address will also be filled with clichés. In order to make this a little less painful, I’d like you all to participate in a little game of BINGO. If all students could mentally mark off the clichés on your BINGO card — Version A, B, or C — while those in the audience play along on their smart phones at phs.2014.com, hopefully we can find a winning group.
Emily Kocher’s parents were cool enough to allow the 18-year-old to get her first tattoo on her most recent birthday. Of all the possible combinations, the Mesa resident opted for a gold ribbon on her right forearm.
A kindergarten teacher in Mesa received a bit of a surprise earlier this week for a classroom project she started as part of a local celebration for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Parents interested in enrolling their children in preschool next fall can attend one of two information sessions at two Higley Unified School District campuses this week.
Sino has Success in Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Montessori Program
Higley Unified School District is offering five summer programs for preschool through high school students, which will be held at Chaparral Elementary School, Higley High School and several other schools.
Kindergarten registration is currently happening across the state. Arizona schools are able to enroll students into kindergarten who will be 5 years of age by Aug. 31.
Higley Unified School District’s Community Education Department is now accepting enrollment for all its summer programs.
Mayor Scott Smith and Mesa United Way are inviting the community to buy and collect children’s books to ensure every child has plenty to read this summer. The Read On Mesa project is part of a national and statewide effort to improve early childhood literacy, particularly among disadvantaged children.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
Students who attend San Tan Learning Center in Gilbert will see a couple of changes, one small and one large, when they head back to school after this summer.
A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.
For years, Julie Fischer has devoted her life to trying to better young children in the realms of education and social behaviors.
Two open houses are scheduled this week for parents who want to learn more about the Higley Unified School District’s early childhood education programs.
East Valley resident, business-owner dives into new career
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have increased dramatically over the past few decades, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2012) recently established the prevalence to be 1 in 88 American children and estimated 1 out of 54 boys being diagnosed with autism. ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing mental health concerns.
Having spent 20 years working with the black community as a counselor and therapist, I’d like to say that Linda Turley-Hansen is a sweetheart and means well. She is beautiful and intelligent, but unfortunately, lacks a spectrum of education that would facilitate her understanding of race.
“What sound does our Sammy Snake make?”
Preschool students enjoy the first day of classes in the Higley Unified School District. The district has long had a prekindergarten program and early childhood education program for special needs students. This year, the district’s preschool programs moved to the new middle school campuses and a class for 3- and 4-year-olds – Brilliant Beginnings – was added. [Carlos Espinosa/Higley Unified School District]
At Summit School of Ahwatukee the facilities offer preschool programs for children around the area, giving them a chance to start their education career on the right foot.
The impact quality early education programs can make in the lives of children and their families will influence their educational journey throughout their lives.