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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...

2011-10-05 16:23:00

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning Care Group is working hand-in-hand with 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout to engage children in reading and to promote kindness - two areas of growing concern for families nationwide. The partnership between North America's second-largest for-profit early education provider and Sprout emphasizes valuable life skills children need to live, play and work alongside others. (Logo:...

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...

2011-10-03 11:33:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of U.S. children and adults have never received music education, though a majority (68 percent) thinks it's important, says a new IBOPE Zogby poll* commissioned by Primrose Schools, The Leader in Educational Child Care®. Over 70 percent of adults recognize that music education enhances children's music appreciation, cognitive development and creativity. However, over the past 15 years, many school music programs have...

2011-09-27 15:09:50

What type of childcare arrangements do parents choose before their children are 18 months old? Does the choice of childcare affect children's language skills and mental health at the age of five? These are some of the questions that are explored in a new report prepared by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health as part of a collaborative project with the Ministry of Education and Research. The report indicates that there is no evidence that early centre-based childcare is harmful for most...

2011-09-22 12:00:00

The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning (http://www.lumacenter.org) today announced that this fall it will begin offering Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program for young children who show early signs of dyslexia or may be at risk for reading challenges. Nemours BrightStart!, developed by Nemours Childrenâs Health System, is a specialized program for âœliteracy successâ in at-risk...

2011-09-13 15:22:00

1 Million Additional Children Sank Into Poverty During 2010; 25% of Children Under Age 6 Now Live in Poverty WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rising child poverty rates could mean higher crime rates in the future, a national law enforcement group warned today. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, composed of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors in all 50 states, called on state and federal leaders to continue their support for children's programs proven to...

2011-08-25 13:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University announced today the launch of the Head Start Grant Program. Effective immediately, the program is designed to help employees of Head Start advance their education with grants and waivers for degree programs at Ashford University. With the new Head Start Grant, all Head Start teachers and employees who apply and are accepted to Ashford University will be eligible for a ten percent tuition grant. They will also receive a waiver of...

2011-08-07 00:02:28

Nation's leading mobile sports and fitness program for kids expands its service area in Southern DuPage county. Lombard, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2011 JumpBunch, the nation's leading mobile provider of sports and fitness programs for children, is now bringing its services to our area. Ali Anjum, the owner of JumpBunch of Southern DuPage county, is already hard at work bringing JumpBunch to preschools, daycares, camps and your next birthday party. That's because JumpBunch is mobile "“ it...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way for Southeastern Michigan today announced it has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service under its Social Innovation Fund (SIF) to accelerate and bolster its work in early childhood education. United Way is one of five 2011 Social Innovation Fund grant recipients. The Social Innovation Fund grant will provide $4 million in federal funding over two years and will be used to advance...