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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...

2011-10-29 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...

Image 1 - Harrisburg Preschool Program Improves Standardized Test Scores
2011-10-07 04:07:58

Continued participation in the Harrisburg Preschool Program (HPP) has led 5th-grade students to score higher on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) literacy and math tests than peers who have not participated in the HPP program, according to the final evaluation of the HPP initiative by the Prevention Research Center at Penn State. HPP is a collaborative program involving the Harrisburg School District and Capital Area Head Start, which provides comprehensive, high-quality...

2011-10-04 18:01:55

Swedish preschools are now part of a strong culture of assessment. Young children's development and learning is documented through tests and measurement, and is assessed using a variety of diagnostic tools. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows how preschool teachers are also involved in assessing preschol children through pedagogical documentation. Pedagogical documentation involves preschool teachers observing and keeping a record of children's attempts to create meaning. This...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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