October 7, 2009
The Baltimore County school board unanimously approved a $2.5 million contract Tuesday night for special-education services for children from birth to age 5. The five-year contract, to be funded with federal stimulus money, will provide behavioral consultation, and assessment and support services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. "The first five years of life, we're providing the foundation for learning for the rest of that child's career in school," said Paula Boykin, the district's birth-to-5 supervisor, who also directs the Infants and Toddlers Program.
April 4, 2008
Past time to fix juvenile justice My memory is that Maryland has been "reforming" its juvenile justice system for the past 20 years - e.g., privatizing the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School and then bringing it back under state control, doing the same thing with the Victor Cullen Center, addressing the abuse at juvenile boot camps and closing the Bowling Brook Preparatory School. And now we see recurring issues at the Baltimore Juvenile Justice Center ("Violence at juvenile center up again," March 28)
October 18, 2007
A special advisory committee of the federal Food and Drug Administration meets today and tomorrow to discuss whether over-the-counter pediatric cough and cold medicines are safe and effective for young children. The FDA has already recommended that common cough and cold medicines should not be given to infants and toddlers and that children under age 6 should not be given antihistamines. Now the agency should go further, following the advice of a group of prominent Baltimore pediatricians, and insist that no cold medicines be given to any child under 6. Many manufacturers of cough and cold medicines include labels on their products warning parents not to give them to children under age 2 without consulting a doctor.
February 19, 2006
Guidance offered for those 16, older People age 16 and older who want to learn about high school diploma options and other programs, and have their math and reading skills evaluated, can attend a free "First Steps" orientation. Introductory programs will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-751-3680. School board to meet Wednesday The Carroll County Board of Education will hold an administrative meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.
August 5, 2004
"Good girl!" 20-month-old Mya Ellis exclaimed, cherry Popsicle in hand, echoing her physical therapist, Fran Leibowitz. The therapist had praised Mya after the child walked up and down the stairs of Ellis' Reisterstown home. Leibowitz, a therapist for 27 years, works for the Baltimore County Infants and Toddlers Program, which provides free services such as physical and speech therapy for children ages 3 and younger who have developmental disabilities. Many are children who were very premature babies.
December 3, 2001
Baltimore Dec. 5-6 Maryland Technology Showcase exhibit, Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt and Howard streets. Estimated attendance: 2,000-plus. Dec. 5-8 Infants and Toddlers Conference, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 800.