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Rolling Out a Magic Carpet

Rolling Out a Magic Carpet

Laguna Beach’s elementary schools and district office will serve as drop-off locations for gently used children’s books Feb. 1-14, intended to introduce preschool children to the magical world between the covers. “Children who are read to at home have a higher success rate in school,” said student readiness facilitator Julie Olsen, who distributed 1,264 books […]

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Screenings Help Define School Readiness

Screenings Help Define School Readiness

The school district’s Readiness Team is providing free developmental screenings for young children 3 to 5 years of age on Jan. 30 “Our free developmental screenings offer parents an opportunity to verify early on that their child is meeting appropriate developmental milestones at specific time intervals,” said Irene White, the district’s director of special education […]

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Bee A Luv: Donate to Book Drive

Bee A Luv: Donate to Book Drive

Help preschool children discover the magical world of reading by collecting gently used book donations for the Bee A Luv Book Drive, Feb. 1-14, sponsored by the school district’s readiness program. “Reading to children every day develops the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school,” early learning specialist Julie Olsen says […]

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Young Children Encouraged to Read Early

Young Children Encouraged to Read Early

The school district continues to partner with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County to implement the School Readiness Initiative, to promote early learning experiences that influence school success. Program facilitator Julie Olsen and school readiness nurse Kathleen Knott are working together with new team members to assist children and their families in preparation […]

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Young Children Encouraged to Read Early

Young Children Encouraged to Read Early

The school district continues to partner with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County to implement the School Readiness Initiative, to promote early learning experiences that influence school success. Program facilitator Julie Olsen and school readiness nurse Kathleen Knott are working together with new team members to assist children and their families in preparation […]

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Parents Pride Shines At Graduation Day

Parents Pride Shines At Graduation Day

 More than 20 local families celebrated as their children finished the first year of Even Start Club Preschool last month at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The free preschool, identified by Orange County United Way as a star quality preschool, is for 3- and 4-year old children from qualifying low income families […]