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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...

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...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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