preschool http://kalw.org en Golestan Kids: bringing Iran to west Berkeley http://kalw.org/post/golestan-kids-bringing-iran-west-berkeley <p></p><p>The Bay Area’s cultural diversity is translated in so many different ways; you can hear it in how many languages are spoken here. &nbsp;For parents wanting their children to be immersed in another language, there are&nbsp; 50 immersion programs , mostly&nbsp; teaching Mandarin, Spanish, and French, but there is one school in Berkeley that’s one of the first Persian immersion preschools. It’s called <a href="http://www.golestankids.com">Golestan&nbsp;Kids</a>, named after a province in Iran that was a vital Persian stop on the silk road, thousands of years ago. Golestan kids is not just a Farsi language school, it’s a full cultural immersion experience.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Hana Baba 42230 at http://kalw.org Golestan Kids: bringing Iran to west Berkeley Richmond exhibit explores childcare's wartime origins http://kalw.org/post/richmond-exhibit-explores-childcares-wartime-origins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For those who do have little ones, the Bay Area has a lot of preschools for you. There are close to 200 in San Francisco alone. And that’s not even counting Head Start programs, which operate in all 50 states.&nbsp;</span></p><div>Many people believe that Head Start was America’s first government-run educational program for young children. It launched in 1964. But World War II actually produced an earlier model, right here in the city of Richmond.</div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:06:17 +0000 Steven Short 31621 at http://kalw.org Richmond exhibit explores childcare's wartime origins