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Steamboat briefs: Art Steamboat contest finalists are announced 29.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Finalists have been selected for the inaugural Art Steamboat competition, which will be held during the fifth annual All Arts Festival in August in Steamboat Springs. The 30 finalists, who hail from a variety of western states, will be competing for a $10,000 grand prize. “I am so proud that many of our exceptional local artists are finalists, which emphasizes the quality of our own art community, in addition to highlighting quality artists from around the West,” said Art Steamboat co-founder Betse Grassby. “Art collectors and connoisseurs aren’t going to want to miss the opportunity to take in such a mass of quality work in one location. This exciting, collaborative effort helps tell the story of Steamboat’s vibrant and rich arts culture.” Finalists are Kevin Aldrich, Robert Gray, Bonnie McGee, Chula Beauregard, Grace Haverty, Margueritte Meier, Theresa Beckemeyer, Tom Herbert, Julie Nighswonger, Daniel Benjamin, Monroe Hodder, Mary Pape, Cherie Duty, Israel Holloway, Sandi Poltorak, Gregory Effinger, ...
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Thoughtful Parenting: Support and assistance available for child's development 27.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
If you suspect that your child may be delayed in any stage of development as they grow, you are just a phone call away from support and assistance. Children ages birth to 3 years old may be referred to the local agency, Horizons Specialized Services, for possible assistance with developmental delays. Children ages 3 years old to kindergarten may be referred to the public school system for possible eligibility of supports and services during preschool years. The following items are just a few reminders to help ease daily life activities for your toddler with a disability. 1. Focus on meeting the infant or toddler's individual needs. The overall steps to nurture and care for infants and toddlers with disabilities essentially are the same as for other children; a caregiver must become accustomed to the baby's particular needs. For example, you may need to be familiar with the use of adaptive equipment for infants and toddlers with motor, visual or auditory impairments. 2. Seek nutritional advice from ...
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PostEverything: 24.7.2014 Washington Post

I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension because he had thrown a chair. He did not hit anyone, but he could have, the school officials told me.

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This Summer's 50 Most Surprising Flexible Jobs 24.7.2014 Forbes.com: Personal Finance News
Think that few jobs allow you to work from home or offer part-time hours? You'd be surprised by the many flexible opportunities out there now.
Childcare subsidies: Coalition cautious on mean-testing recommendations 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Government also plays down Productivity Commission's suggestion money earmarked for paid parental scheme be diverted to childcare

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Families SA worker charged with sexually abusing preschool children 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Adelaide man committed some offences at care centre, against at least seven children, say police

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Productivity Commission sceptical of value of Abbott's parental leave scheme 21.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Commission's draft report suggests money would be better spent on early childhood education and care, which it says would increase workforce participation

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Denver preschool tax increase passes City Council committee 17.7.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
A proposed extension and increase in the Denver preschool sales tax is a step closer to making the November ballot.
New daycare for 24 children gets board OK to open in west Menlo Park 16.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Peninsula
Despite plenty of opposition from West Menlo Park residents, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the opening of a daycare center in their unincorporated neighborhood.
Text of Denver Mayor Hancock's 2014 State of the City Address 15.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Read the prepared text of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 2014 State of the City Address, released by the Mayor's ...
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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better 14.7.2014 NPR News
The first big national study to show the impact of teaching social and emotional skills in preschool.
Teachers union targets education secretary at national convention 14.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

LOS ANGELES -- A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to put Education Secretary Arne Duncan on an "improvement plan" as a prelude to replacing him.

GovBeat: Massachusetts is the Best State in America 12.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Success often starts with a good education. And no state lays that groundwork better than Massachusetts. That’s according to the Education Week Research Center, a nonpartisan group that measured indicators such as preschool and kindergarten enrollment, high school graduation rates, and higher education attainment. The yearly study also considered family income and parental employment, which are linked to educational ...
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Courtney Love to return to TV spotlight in Sons of Anarchy 9.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Love returns for her first major acting role in more than a decade as a pre-school teacher on FX drama Sons of Anarchy

Courtney Love is reportedly joining the television show Sons of Anarchy for its seventh and final season.

TvLine reported that Love will play a "pivotal" role in season seven as Ms Harrison, the "straight-shooting pre-school teacher" of the eldest son of the show's protagonist, Jax Teller.

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Dayplanner Wednesday 9.7.2014 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsOutdoor Sunrise Yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 8:15-9:15 a.m., Outdoor Amphitheater, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., $5, 259-0385.Durango Nature Studies Wee Walk About, preschool nature walk, 10-11 a.m., $5, Rotary Park, 769-1800.Family yoga in Oxford, ages 3-93, 10:30 a.m., in the grass at...
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Myanmar launches early childhood care, development policy 9.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Yangon, July 9 : Myanmar has launched its first multi-sectoral policy on early childhood care and development(ECCD) to enable children get a better start in life and for the better future of the country.
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Thoughtful Parenting: Negotiation 101 8.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Children start negotiating at an early age. Perhaps they’re in the “no” or even “no way!” stage. If your child is a little older, he might say, “But I want to ...” or “Why can’t I just …” Maybe it’s wanting to watching two videos instead of one, playing past bedtime, not eating vegetables, or wearing shorts in December. The list is endless. As adults, we have an endless list too! Listening to and validating your child’s preferences give him confidence that his opinions matter. However, as a parent, you have to make decisions as to whether these preferences are in his best interest. Children will want things that may have negative consequences, and often, you must insist that he abide by particular rules to stay safe or be healthy. Many times, there’s a way to honor some part of his request. Perhaps the trickiest part of negotiating is finding a way to do all of this while staying calm. When your child is screaming, yelling or being so persistent that the only way to make it stop is to “give in,” he ...
Police say mom kills kindergarten teacher in class 4.7.2014 AP Top News
PARIS (AP) -- Police say the mother of a pupil at a French pre-school stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class Friday, the last day of the school year....
French police say mother stabs teacher to death in front of kindergarten class 4.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
FEMA will begin flood damage assessment in Minn. on Tues. 30.6.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
It’s official: 2014 has been the wettest year on record, with 25.82 inches of precipitation — far surpassing the previous record of 22.2 inches set in 1965.
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