February 7, 1997
Judith Elaine Hoyer, a Prince George's County school official and wife of Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, died of cancer yesterday morning at her home in Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County. She was 57.Mrs. Hoyer was coordinating supervisor of early childhood education for the public schools in Prince George's, whose former county executive, Gov. Parris N. Glendening, issued a written statement remembering her efforts."We are, of course, well aware of the many contributions ofCongressman Hoyer to this State," Mr. Glendening said of the 5th District Democrat.
October 8, 1994
Wallace Hamilton Kuralt, 86, retired social worker and father of TV newsman Charles Kuralt, died Thursday of cancer and respiratory failure in Elizabeth City, N.C. The Outer Banks resident was a strong advocate of early childhood education, and he instituted family planning services long before such programs won national acceptance.
December 23, 1992
Arnold teacher named as TSU department chairJoan Hildebrand of Arnold has been appointed chairwoman of Towson State University's early childhood education department for 1993-1994.Dr. Hildebrand, an assistant professor of early childhood education, has served as the department's interim chairwoman since September.She earned her bachelor's degree from Shippensburg State College in Pennsylvania, and her master's and doctorate in education from the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Hildebrand joined the Towson faculty in 1989.
September 26, 2000
THE MARYLAND STATE Board of Education recently announced that it will seek to institute all-day kindergarten statewide. Though this worthwhile initiative will provide an important boost for many children and families, we should, at the same time, seize an even greater opportunity to help children succeed in school. Because of the recent convergence of two fields of research, we now know that one of the greatest influences on educational achievement is the quality of a child's experiences from birth to age 5, before he or she enters school.
December 29, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama's pledge last week to spend $10 billion on early childhood education could have a huge impact on schools in Baltimore. A new infusion of federal education dollars, the largest since the Head Start program was established in 1965, could allow the city to significantly expand its prekindergarten and Head Start programs and make a huge difference in the lives of city schoolchildren. At present, only about 4,200 of the city's 6,500 4-year-olds are enrolled in pre-K programs, where eligibility is determined by family income.
November 9, 1992
CCC appoints faculty memberCarroll Community College recently announced the appointment of Gwen Myers to the faculty. She will teach courses in growth and development in early childhood education and general psychology and human development.A native of Lottie, Ala., she received a bachelor's degree in child development and a master's degree in early childhood education from Auburn University. She earned her doctorate at the University of Texas.She lives in Catonsville with her husband, Scott, and two children, Nicholas, 9, and Olivia, 6.Teachers honored for drug abuse classSome 115 public school teachers, counselors and health assistants participated in Carroll Community College's 30-hour training program at the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education over the summer.