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Education News Archive - May 14, 2010

If you thought that the quality of the child care your toddler got wouldn't matter when he or she was a teenager, think again.

Children whose minds are stimulated in several early childhood settings—home, preschool, and school—have higher achievement in elementary school.

Promoting parent involvement has been a big part of efforts to improve school performance.

Elementary-school-age children from poor families are more vulnerable to the effects of poor sleep than their peers.

A new study on preschoolers attending full-day child care in licensed day care homes has found increases in cortisol, a stress hormone, when the children are in child care that exceeds their levels at home.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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