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2011-06-20 09:45:00

Five-year study says quality home learning experiences help prepare children for kindergarten Previous research says on average, children living in poverty are less well prepared to start school than children from middle-income homes. Now, new research says home learning experiences may help low-income children's school readiness. "Our findings indicate that enriched learning experiences as early as the first year of life are important to children's vocabulary growth, which in turn provides a...

2011-06-17 13:29:02

Home learning experiences that are consistently supportive in the early years may boost low-income children's readiness for school. That's the finding of a new longitudinal study that appears in the journal Child Development. The study was done by researchers at New York University based on research conducted as part of the national Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, which is funded by the Administration for Children and Families. The study was also supported by the National...

2011-06-09 23:47:51

Latest findings from Chicago Longitudinal Study published in Science today High-quality early education has a strong, positive impact well into adulthood, according to research led by Arthur Reynolds, co-director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative and professor of child development, and Judy Temple, a professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. The study is the longest follow-up ever of an established large-scale early childhood program. In...

2011-05-24 00:00:28

Grant Funds the Museum's STEM Kit for Teachers Program Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Boston Children's Museum today announced that it has received a $40,000 grant from National Grid. The Museum will use these funds to create a new teaching kit designed to improve teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among young children and their educators and childcare providers. Kits are interdisciplinary teaching units, packed with artifacts, hands-on activities,...

2011-05-16 12:59:00

Premier childhood curriculum combines online and offline activities to engage, stimulate students LOST SPRINGS, Kan., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When asked about what his school is like, Kansas Online Learning Program first grader Blaise Jirak uses words like awesome, cool, and fun. When he talks about his books, assignments, and projects, his eyes grow wide and his interest is instantly piqued. Blaise is not enrolled in a typical elementary school curriculum. He is enrolled...

2011-05-15 00:02:32

Childcare Network is a leading provider of early care, preschool, and school-aged programs. It is the fifth largest private child care provider in the United States consisting of over 160 schools in nine southern states. Columbus, GA (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 Childcare Network, a leading provider of early care, preschool, and school-aged programs, announced the acquisition of five child care centers from The Learning Centers of Little Rock, Inc. ("TLC") effective April 29, 2011. The acquired...

2011-05-10 13:30:00

Retired PA generals cite poor educational achievement as a threat to national security, say cuts to pre-k programs in Pittsburgh could worsen problem PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military service is out of reach for the vast majority of young adults in Pittsburgh, according to a new report released today by MISSION: READINESS, a national security nonprofit group composed of more than 200 retired generals and admirals, including ten from Pennsylvania. Called Unable...

2011-05-04 13:12:00

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother's Day marks the 5th birthday of BabyFirstTV, the global TV network designed for babies and parents. Since its launch in 2006, the network has grown to become a multi-platform media company with family-friendly content extending beyond the TV to mobile devices and the internet. BabyFirstTV.com, the latest product stemming from the media company, is a colorful, interactive website that combines over 400 videos, games and activities all...

2011-05-02 04:30:00

DULUTH, Ga., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited and IACET approved distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers new users the trial course CCEI330: Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children at no cost for the month of May, in honor of Get Caught Reading Month and National Children's Book Week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101207/MM13548LOGO ) The development...

2011-04-25 14:50:00

More than 600 law enforcement leaders sign letter supporting early care and education, proven way to reduce crime and lower prison costs WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and other law enforcement leaders in all 50 states delivered a letter to Congress, urging them to reject proposed cuts to early care and education programs as they continue intense negotiations over the federal budget. In the letter, the law...


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