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March 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Round-up: Preschool levy could face competition, SPS eyes vacant Federal Reserve building

Pilot program gives parents tools to boost babies’ brains: A new program from the Bezos Family Foundation is teaching parents how to help their children’s brain development at a very early age. Called Vroom, the awareness effort emphasizes one-on-one interaction between parent and child, starting in infancy.

Seattle Public Schools eyes downtown Federal Reserve building: The federal government is in the process of giving away the long-vacant Federal Reserve building — for free. Several nonprofit groups are urging Seattle Public Schools to apply for the 90,000-square-foot building and turn it into a school.

Preschool levy could face competing union plan: Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess’ universal preschool proposal could encounter opposition from a union-backed plan that would increase pay and training standards for child-care providers.

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