Lane County KITS helps kids get ready for kindergarten
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It's the first week in August – week five of Lane County's Kids in Transition to School program – and this week's theme is sportsmanship. A dozen wiggly future kindergartners sit in a circle with their teachers, passing a small ball back and forth as they chant: "The wonder ball goes round and round, rolling fast right over the ground."
As the chant continues, most of the kids begin to focus more intently on the ball. After all, if it's closest to you...
Two early learning pioneers win state's Angland award
Monday, August 03, 2015
Two Oregon early learning pioneers were honored with the 2015 Lynne Angland Award late last month by Oregon's Early Learning Council. The annual award recognizes people and organizations who improve safety, quality, affordability, and access to child care at state and local levels in Oregon.
This year's winners were: Merrily Haas, who has worked for the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children for more than 35 years, most recently as its executive...