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2012-04-17 10:23:37

We know that children who attend formal preschool programs in industrialized nations benefit in many ways. But what about the impact of similar programs in developing countries? A new longitudinal study carried out in Cambodia has found that some types of preschool are better than others, but any type is better than none at all. The study was done by researchers at the University of Hong Kong, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Beijing Normal University, Cornell University, and California...

Simple Change By Teachers Could Increase Reading Skills Later For Preschoolers
2012-04-17 10:03:17

A new study has found that making a small change in how teachers read aloud to preschoolers is making a big leap in reading skills later in life. That change involves making specific references to print in books while reading to children. The study is part of Project STAR (Sit Together And Read), a randomized clinical trial based at Ohio State University to test the short- and long-term impacts associated with reading regularly to preschool children in the classroom. The change involves...

2012-04-16 06:25:35

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carla D. Thompson, since 2010 deputy director of the Office of Child Care in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation June 11 as vice president for program strategy. In her new position, Ms. Thompson will be responsible for managing the foundation's work with communities and grantees nationwide in the program areas of Education & Learning and Family Economic Security. In 2010-11, those...

Many Children Missing Outdoor Playtime
2012-04-04 04:30:29

New research published online by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that nearly half of preschoolers do not have a parent-supervised outdoor playtime each day. The authors said that young children may benefit from playing outside by developing good motor skills, vision, cognition, vitamin D levels and mental health. The researchers used nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort for the report, which include a sample of...

2012-04-03 10:22:02

PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout will premiere Justin Time, a new animated series for preschoolers that focuses on imaginary adventures and delivers fun, friendship and adventure along the way. Produced by Toronto's Guru Studios, the show centers on Justin, a young boy who imagines himself traveling around the world at different points in history. Debuting Sunday, April 22, at 3:45 p.m. ET, the premiere of Justin Time kicks off a...

2012-04-02 23:02:48

After being opened for almost two years, Providence Children's Academy decided to open a brand new program that is going to help many families in Broward and Palm Beach County Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Providence Children´s Academy, a local preschool and day care located in Coconut Creek, FL announces a new program for parents who hold second shift jobs and need reliable nights & Saturday´s childcare. “I currently have my daughter in Providence Children's...

2012-03-23 14:21:01

Conferences will teach strategies to support language development in the infant and toddler classroom ATLANTA, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning's (DECAL) Infant Toddler Network supports infants and toddlers by providing Georgia's early care and education professionals with multi-faceted and culturally responsive resources that support children's physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development. Starting in...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Digital Arts, Inc. (www.callaway.com), the leading developer of interactive mobile applications for children and families, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Street, today announced an extended partnership to develop three new interactive children's apps. The first title under the extended agreement is a reimagining of the classic Sesame Street book The Great Cookie Thief for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch,...

2012-03-01 05:00:00

DULUTH, Ga., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CCEI690: Rainbows and Rembrandts: Enhancing Art in the Preschool Classroom at no cost in March in recognition of Youth Art Month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111019/MM90221LOGO ) Art programs continue to be reduced or...

2012-02-20 11:00:00

Bear Hugs and Butterfly Kisses is a family owned, “mom inspired” business dedicated to helping parents and caregivers understand their child´s developing mind and body. President, Angela Netttuno, a former Elementary, Kindergarten, and Preschool Teacher, Social Worker, and experienced mother, strongly believes “Babies and children learn by playing. If they have access to the very best developmental toys available, then that´s even better!” Alphraretta, GA...