preschool http://kbia.org en Springfield camps get kids ready for Kindergarten http://kbia.org/post/springfield-camps-get-kids-ready-kindergarten <p>This week at nine Springfield elementary schools, kids are making friends, learning social skills and getting ready to start their formal education.&nbsp; They’re attending Kindergarten Camp, hosted by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks.&nbsp; KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.</p><p>The camp started Monday and goes through Friday at Bingham, Bissett, Boyd, Bowerman, Robberson, Watkins, Weaver, Westport and York Elementary Schools.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:13:06 +0000 Michele Skalicky 55846 at http://kbia.org Springfield camps get kids ready for Kindergarten Missouri Senate backs potential for preschool ratings http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-backs-potential-preschool-ratings <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:48:46 +0000 Associated Press 51854 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate backs potential for preschool ratings Nixon proposes $30M for early childhood ed http://kbia.org/post/nixon-proposes-30m-early-childhood-ed <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing $30 million of additional state spending for early&nbsp;<font color="red">childhood</font>&nbsp;education programs.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:02:39 +0000 Associated Press 46972 at http://kbia.org Nixon proposes $30M for early childhood ed Columbia's oldest parent co-op preschool is closing after more than 54 years in business. http://kbia.org/post/columbias-oldest-parent-co-op-preschool-closing-after-more-54-years-business <p>Southwest Play School is the first parent-owned and operated preschool in Columbia and has been educating children for almost 50 years. Sharen Garrett started teaching at Southwest 19 years ago. She’s been teaching her whole life, and now plans to retire. Garrett teaches at the co-op weekdays, while parent-volunteers work alongside the children for a set number of days each semester.</p><p>“The needs for co-ops have changed," Garrett said. "I just love what I do. I love the children, I love their parents. You know it’d be terrible to go to job every day you didn’t love what you did.”</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:53:41 +0000 Joshua Teasley 32833 at http://kbia.org Columbia's oldest parent co-op preschool is closing after more than 54 years in business. How investments in early childhood education could impact Missouri http://kbia.org/post/how-investments-early-childhood-education-could-impact-missouri <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection</a><a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);"> website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:48:21 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 28340 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator seeks state funding for preschools http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-seeks-state-funding-preschools <p></p><p></p><p>Public schools could receive state money for preschool programs under a new proposal by a Missouri senator. But budget concerns could diminish its prospects of passage.</p><p>Sen. Joseph Keaveny filed two bills Thursday that would fund preschool programs through the state formula that already distributes money for K-12 education. One version would provide state aid for all preschool students; the other would pay only for lower income students.</p><p>Republican Senate leaders said Thursday that they like Keaveny's idea but it's unlikely the state can afford it.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:08:49 +0000 Associated Press 27123 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator seeks state funding for preschools