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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...

2011-08-02 05:12:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Noah Education Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NED) ("Noah" or the "Company"), a leading provider of education services in China, today announced the completion on July 31, 2011 of its acquisition of an 80% interest in Shanghai Yuanbo Education Information and Consulting Corporation Ltd. ("Yuanbo Education"), a company focused on early childhood education services in the Yangtze Delta region, for a total consideration of RMB94.866 million,...

2011-08-02 00:00:04

Family owned & operated, Kolcraft continues its 65th celebration with the Summer of Sesame Street Sweepstakes. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Family-owned and operated baby product manufacturer Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. has been celebrating its 65th Anniversary this year with several months of promotional contests and sweepstakes featuring all of its key brands. From July 17"“ August 27, 2011, Kolcraft will sponsor the "Summer of Sesame Street" Sweepstakes to celebrate its...

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2011-07-28 07:45:00

Having consistently good teachers in elementary school appears to be as important for student achievement as small class sizes, according to new research by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study by Spyros Konstantopoulos found that, starting in kindergarten, teachers can significantly affect students' reading and math scores in later grades. The study, which appears in the research journal Teachers College Record, is one of the first scientific experiments to find that...

2011-07-18 16:02:34

Children who regularly participated in a Simon Says-type game designed to improve self-regulation "“ called the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task "“ may have better math and early literacy scores. The study found that the higher academic outcomes associated with the game, which emphasizes careful listening and following instructions, does not just benefit students in the United States, but also benefits children tested in Taiwan, China and South Korea. More than 800 preschool age...

2011-07-07 09:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This August, 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout will launch a new multiplatform prosocial initiative, "Kindness Counts," designed to support the development of empathy in preschoolers by promoting small acts of kindness that matter big. The long-term campaign will include a series of PSAs, digital and social media components, programming tie-ins and local extensions - all targeting parents and caregivers of preschoolers - with...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

The Learning Experience in Lewis Center, OH is in the final days of construction and will soon be open. Premier child care for children ages six weeks to five years. Complete child development center with a dynamic and fun environment that is committed to quality care and education of your child. Open year round 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Lewis Center, OH (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 The Polaris area is welcoming The Learning Experience into the community. This premier child development center will...

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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...


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