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2011-02-04 07:43:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The UPSTART program, a computer-based preschool program funded by the state of Utah, is completing its second successful year, and is poised for success as it moves into its third. Each child participating in UPSTART experiences an individualized reading, math, and science curriculum designed by Waterford Institute(TM) with a specific focus on reading instruction. Originally started in 2008, the UPSTART program was organized to help Utah...

2011-02-03 09:00:00

Museum and Sesame Workshop Will Collaborate on Content and Program Development WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Children's Museum (NCM) today announced it will work in partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street. The National Children's Museum will provide Sesame Workshop a permanent museum home in the nation's capital, extending the Workshop's educational mission. As part of the partnership, Sesame Street, and its...

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2011-02-01 13:30:00

As more states consider universal preschool programs, a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar suggests that two years of pre-K is beneficial "“ although more time should be spent on teaching certain skills. In the current issue of the Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Lori Skibbe and colleagues argue that pre-K programs generally do a good job of teaching literacy and that two years of preschool is better than one. However, the researchers also recommend that preschool...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upon reviewing hundreds of thousands of the cutest smiles, most adorable poses and irresistibly squeezable cheeks, Gerber has announced the winner of its Gerber Generation Photo Search! Two-year-old Mercy Townsend of Toledo, Ohio is the grand prize winner of a $25,000 scholarship and will star in a Gerber print advertisement beginning in May 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/SF38691) "I didn't believe it at first,"...

2011-01-29 00:01:50

Educators traveling to the FETC 2011 in Orlando next week will be exposed to some mind-boggling new technology"” education's first curriculum featuring "augmented reality" (AR). Pioneered by Logical Choice Technologies, Letters alive (TM) brings a kingdom of 26 "seemingly-alive" digital 3D animals into classrooms with the ultimate goal of teaching children to read at the kindergarten level. These animals are quite intelligent (a.i.), not simple animations. They not only move and make...

2011-01-18 12:58:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Primrose Schools proudly announces a new, exclusive partnership with The Music Class, an award-winning, international music education company founded by musician and music educator Rob Sayer. The program will enhance Primrose's Balanced Learning® music curriculum by adding a rich library of music, companion classroom activities and an innovative "immersion" strategy with take-home CDs. "We are constantly improving our educational...

2010-12-22 08:17:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Callaway Digital Arts (www.callaway.com), interactive publisher of premium children's and lifestyle applications for the iPad, today announced that The Monster at the End of This Book for iPad is now available in Apple's App Store. The first Sesame Street app designed specifically for iPad, The Monster at the End of This Book takes full advantage of the platform to...

2010-12-14 13:39:51

Early years initiatives for pre-school children are not delivering improvements in language and numeracy development, according to leading education experts. Experts, conducting one of the largest surveys to date of the development of 117,000 children starting primary school in England over eight years, found that despite a raft of early years' initiatives, such as 'Sure Start', basic levels of development in early reading, vocabulary and maths have remained largely unchanged. Researchers...

2010-12-10 14:44:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for holiday gift-giving, Pacific Oaks College and The Children's School, internationally renowned for over 50 years of innovative early childhood education programs focused on play, non-violence, anti-bias and individual autonomy, have published a recommended book list for young children (and their parents and caregivers). The books on the list provide global perspective and engage very young children to age eight --...

2010-12-09 18:25:38

Children exposed to Jalan Sesama, an Indonesian version of the children's television show Sesame Street, had improved educational skills and healthy development, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over a 14-week period, the children who had the greatest exposure to Jalan Sesama improved significantly in literacy, mathematics, early cognitive skills, safety knowledge and social awareness, compared to those with no or low exposure to the...


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