July 14, 1985
Charles Hillinger's article about Wyoming women was delightful ("A Living Example of Equal Rights in Wyoming," June 11). (Readers) might be interested in knowing more about Estelle Reel. In May, 1898, she was appointed superintendent of Indian schools by President McKinley. Within 26 months, she had spent 17 months in the field and had visited 49 Indian schools. She had traveled an estimated 41,138 miles, more than 2,000 by wagon, pack horse or on foot. She rode a burro into the Grand Canyon to investigate the Supais' school and had many adventures with blizzards and other hazards of travel during those times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1996 |
Children ages 2 to 12 will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities Saturday at the Moorpark College Child Development Center's Discovery Day fund-raiser. Discovery Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college at 7075 Campus Road, will include activities such as mining for "gold" in the child development center's sandbox and digging for "fossils" frozen in ice. Other highlights will include a sing-along with the Sunshine Band, from 10 to 11 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992
Rancho Santiago College has received a $106,000 grant from the state Department of Education to provide child development and educational programs at the Orange Adult Learning Center. The preschool program, which will provide education and day care for children of students, will accommodate 44 3- and 4-year-olds. The program is also part of the college's child development teacher training.
November 11, 1990 |
So satisfied was 20-month-old Aaron Bellings with the work of his interior decorator thatfor months he would excitedly toddle to greet visitors to his San Francisco home. "Come see nice, nice," he would implore as he tugged them toward his bedroom. Similarly proud of their newly decorated space, 6-year-old Mathew Nagel and 3-year-old Gregory, of Burlingame, would dash for the dust pan and broom to clean up any accidental mess they or their parents made.
June 25, 2001 |
Once kids cross the threshold into adolescence, their friends are all that matter, and parental advice on drinking and smoking falls on deaf ears. At least that's the conventional wisdom. Not so fast, say researchers at Columbia University and Queens College in New York. They say that peer influence is vastly overrated and that parents shouldn't be let off the hook.
October 30, 2006 |
Despite three decades of research on gay parenting, social scientists cannot conclusively determine whether children raised by homosexuals develop differently, for better or worse, than those raised by heterosexuals. Though the early consensus is that they do not, even the investigators acknowledge the field is too young, the numbers too few, the variables too many and the research too values-laden to qualify as definitive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1995 |
The Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County will offer training for Spanish-speaking volunteer parent aides in a special session Saturday. Aides will be trained to help Latino families in homes where an incident of child abuse has occurred or is at risk of occurring. The volunteers will act as role models, offering parents guidance in child development and care and positive parenting.
March 26, 2004
Re "A Plot to Zap the Nap," editorial, March 21: Childhood naps are more than "neat." They are developmentally necessary for young children. Tired 4-year-olds whine because they're not getting what their bodies and brains need. Andre Hornsby, a Maryland county school chief, and his pals are more than "airheads." They are dangerously ignorant of child development. Unfortunately, they are among a growing number of school administrators, principals and teachers who either know nothing about child development or blatantly disregard it for any number of frightening reasons.