Hannah Monicken

Preschool Primer New parents, we get it: Choosing a preschool—or day care center—from te vast local offering can feel like playing roulette with your kid's future

Community Play School: Messy Engagement By Mariglynn Edlins, Professor and CPS Parent We also knew we didn’t want something incredibly expensive or overly focused on traditional learning. In grad school, I’d written my dissertation about children in institutional settings, primarily American education systems, and I couldn’t bear the idea of sending …

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Bookmarked: Local Authors They say the love of books starts at home. Get even closer with these locally written works.

Maryland has a long history of producing wonderful writers: Edgar Allen Poe, H.L. Mencken and Frederick Douglass, of course and, more recently, Tom Clancy, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Madison Smartt Bell, to name a few. But our great state’s authorial talent extends much further. Though perhaps not household names, countless Maryland …

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Get Spooked! From cutesy to creepy, check out the best haunted attractions in and around Baltimore.

Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons 9500 North Point Rd. Fort Howard, MD 21052 haunteddungeons.com Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. until full. All ages, not recommended for young children Open for more than 30 years, the Haunted Dungeons combine spooks and scares with some true-to-life harrowing history: Many soldiers died here during …

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