Running Brook nursery school is reaccredited Running...

EDUCATION DIGEST

May 16, 2001

Running Brook nursery school is reaccredited

Running Brook Children's Nursery, a 32-year-old Columbia cooperative school, has been re- accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The school is in its fourth year of NAEYC accreditation.

The voluntary accreditation process requires early childhood programs to demonstrate that they meet national standards of excellence.

Child-care centers, preschools, kindergartens and before- and after-school programs are eligible to seek the accreditation.

Programs seeking accreditation conduct an intensive self-study, collecting information from parents, teachers and administrators, and receive an on-site visit to validate the results, which are also reviewed by NAEYC. Accreditation is valid for three years.

Information: 410-997-4662.

Summer classes for seniors, other adults set at HCC

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, Howard Community College and the Office on Aging will sponsor a four-day Senior Adult Summer Institute from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through May 24 at Howard Community College in Columbia.

Seminars in art appreciation, history, music and philosophy will be offered. The cost is $8 a day for those ages 60 or older; $10 for those ages 18 to 59. A reduced fee for the four-day series of seminars is available.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Superintendent to address Dayton community group

Howard County Schools Superintendent John R. O'Rourke will speak to the Dayton Community Association at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Four Square Gospel Church, 4871 Ten Oaks Road in Dayton.

All are welcome.

Information: 443-535-0378.

Head Start is accepting applications for 2001-2002

The Community Action Council Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2001-2002 school year.

Applications will be accepted for children born in 1997 and 1998 who will turn 3 before Dec. 31 of the program year. Parents of children with documented disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Head Start is a federally funded child development preschool program. Full-day child-care services are offered, and limited transportation is available.

Information: 410-313-6443.

If you have a suggestion for an education article, send an e-mail message to reporter Tanika White at tanika.white@baltsun.com., call the Howard County Bureau of The Sun at 410-715-2821, or send a fax to 410-715-2816.

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