Durango forest school offers outdoor learning in all weather

Bundled up for a day in the snow, preschool students and their parents spread tarps and blankets over a frozen creek last week for a class featuring lessons often taught in a public library. But...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School students receive experience in child care

Durango High School senior Kiley Ryan soothed a fussy infant to sleep at the beginning of her school day, one of many challenges expected to prepare her for a career in teaching or pediatric...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos preschoolers celebrate new garden

Mancos preschool students have a new garden on site. It’s part of the Montezuma School to Farm Project, a nonprofit that offers hands-on gardening classes to students and schools throughout the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Preschool in the woods: Rope, compasses and binoculars will be required

A class of 4-year-olds will spend next school year learning primarily outdoors in the sun, rain and snow through Durango School District 9-R’s first forest preschool. The class of 16 students is...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-County Head Start toddlers may have been given adult sleep aid

Toddlers at the Roberta Shirley Center may have been given Emergen-Zzzz, an adult nighttime sleep aid, and the lead teacher in the Tri-County Head Start Prickly Pears program has resigned in lieu...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child care shortage deepens in La Plata County

Tyr Persson enrolled his daughter in day care at Christ the King Lutheran Church in mid-December, weeks before the early learning center announced it was closing. “I was relieved that I found it,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lutheran church to close early learning center

Christ the King Lutheran Church will close its early childhood learning center next week because of declining enrollment. The Children’s World Early Learning Center will serve its 14 enrolled...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ignacio preschool plans to open in January

A new preschool will open in early January in Ignacio after the planned closure of Southern Ute Head Start. The Ignacio Early Learning Program will open in the former Pine River Community Learning...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Justice Wofford spent a month driving her daughter from her home in Mancos to River Mist preschool east of Durango so she could attend class at Fort Lewis College during the spring semester. In the...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Mist Preschool looks to expand

River Mist Preschool wants to expand its facilities to meet the demand for child care services in La Plata County. The nonprofit school is currently licensed to accept 25 children. It serves 16...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teaching Strategies to present creative curriculum for preschoolers

Teaching Strategies, supported by the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County , will be presenting a creative curriculum for preschoolers from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 7 at the Durango...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridging the ‘word gap’ in low-income children

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his foundation was awarding $5 million to launch Providence’s high-tech idea to improve the vocabularies of the city’s...

DATE: March 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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