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Kindergarten Friendships Matter For Boys More Than Girls
2011-11-30 10:52:22

High-quality friendships in kindergarten may mean that boys will have fewer behavior problems and better social skills in first and third grades, said Nancy McElwain, a University of Illinois associate professor of human development and co-author of a study published in a recent issue of Infant and Child Development. "The findings for girls were different," said Jennifer Engle, lead author of the study. "Overall, teachers reported that girls in the first and third grade had good social...

2011-11-23 08:48:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Digital Arts, Inc. (www.callaway.com), interactive publisher of premium children's and lifestyle mobile applications, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announce their second collaboration, Another Monster at the End of This Book for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. In this sequel, fan-favorite Elmo joins lovable, furry Grover in a giggle-filled, play-along story, which builds...

2011-11-14 12:48:00

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Schools & Academies, one of the nation's premier providers of early childhood education services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy to make the website's comprehensive educational content available to teachers and families through their more than 160 preschools in fifteen states. According to Terry Anderson, Kids 'R' Kids' Director of Education, the ABCmouse.com website...

2011-11-11 13:00:00

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children who may be at risk for reading challenges can be screened for reading readiness on Friday, November 18 at The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning in Malvern, PA (http://www.lumacenter.org). The Luma Centerâs screenings will identify children showing early signs of dyslexia and reading challenges who are likely to benefit from Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program the Center is...

2011-11-02 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Age of Learning, Inc. released today the results of a nationwide kindergarten preparedness survey to coincide with the opening of this year's National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference in Orlando, Florida. The survey, conducted with more than 500 kindergarten teachers across the country, reveals that America's kindergarten teachers believe most young children are unprepared for school when they enter...

2011-10-29 13:00:00

A local preschool and day care in Coconut Creek, Providence Childrenâs Academy is currently expanding its facilities and announces the grand opening of the infant program. Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 Providence Childrenâs Academy, a local preschool and day care located in Coconut Creek, FL is currently opening a brand new infant room for babies from 6 weeks to 1 year old. This preschool opened its operations in July 6th 2010 and has quickly...

Classmates Influence Preschoolers' Language Skills
2011-10-26 09:10:02

Preschool children with relatively poor language skills improve more if they are placed in classrooms with high-achieving students, a new study found. Researchers found that children with relatively poor language skills either didn't improve over the course of one academic year, or actually lost ground in development of language skills, when they were placed with other low-achieving students. The results have important implications because many preschool programs in the United States...

2011-10-20 07:00:00

Crème de la Crème Preschool In Alpharetta on Nesbit Ferry road offers their students more than just great teachers and curriculums. Crème students now use Hatch® Early Childhoodâs TeachSmart® Learning System; an interactive Learning System that lives within a SMART® Board. Alpharetta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Crème de la Crème Preschool In Alpharetta on Nesbit Ferry road offers their students more than just great teachers...

2011-10-19 05:00:00

DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces that the CCEI Online Early Childhood Credential (ECC) is now recognized in Utah to meet the state's formal education requirements for certain positions in the early care and education industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101207/MM13548LOGO) The Utah state Bureau of...

2011-10-18 15:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What if you could learn the ABCs and 123s with Grover? What if you could explore the wonders of nature as a bear? What if you could experience a beloved children's book from within the story? Working closely with trusted children's brands such as Sesame Street, produced by Sesame Workshop, and National Geographic, featuring TV programming from Nat Geo WILD, and leading academics and learning research institutions, Xbox 360 today reveals how its...