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April 12, 2016
Melissa, left, and Elsie Scheele read "The Jesus Storybook Bible,” a tome that refashions biblical stories for young children. Elsie is a preschooler at Community Christian School in Willmar and will start kindergarten in the fall. Melissa says Elsie has become more outgoing since she began preschool. (PHOTOS BY DAN BURDETT | LIVE IT)
Live it!: Preschool ... and what your child can gain from it
April 12, 2016 - 10:27am
Tracy Borstad reads to a group of students in her preschool class at Community Christian School in Willmar. (DAN BURDETT | LIVE IT!)
Tips to determine if your child is ready for preschool
April 12, 2016 - 9:50am
April 15, 2010
Regina Schmitz, a coordinator with the United Way of West Central Minnesota's Success by 6 program, works Friday with Mariah Gutierrez, 2, from left, Daisy Lopez, 4, and Jose Antonio, 5, while visiting the children's day care provider. Schmitz is part of a program designed to prepare kindergarten-age children in Kandiyohi County to enter school prepared. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Growmobile seeing results
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Gina Lieser, left, and Stacey Roberts show off the many purses that have been donated for the third annual "Power of the Purse" fundraiser on Saturday for Empower, a women's philanthropy initiative that is part of the United Way of West Central Minnesota. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Kindergarten readiness targeted
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
United Way launches 'Born Learning' campaign
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Miller Holland, 4, of New London, left, goes through the materials inside a backpack presented to her by Karen Hilding, co-chair of the Empower initiative, right, at a preschool screening Wednesday at Green Lake Bible Camp in Spicer. Empower was established to increase childrens' readiness to learn when they enter kindergarten. The backpacks contain scissors, crayons, paint and glue sticks to help children increase fine motor skills and learn basic shapes, letters and colors. A blank notebook also invite...
Initiative offers tools to improve kindergarten readiness
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am