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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...

2010-12-07 14:32:26

Children who attend large group child care facilities before age 2½ appear to develop more respiratory and ear infections at that age, but fewer such illnesses during elementary school years, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Preschool children in group child care experience more frequent infections than do children cared for primarily at home, and the risk seems greater...

2010-12-01 13:25:00

New LISC Guide Focuses on High-Impact Green Design, Capital Improvements and Operations NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is helping child care centers "go green" with a new resource guide detailing environmentally sound building and facility management practices tailored specifically to the needs of this sector. It's the latest guide from LISC's Community Investment Collaborative for Kids (CICK), a national program...

2010-12-01 09:00:00

New System Based on The Creative Curriculum® Provides Comprehensive Resources to Help Early Childhood Educators Build High-Quality Programs in Texas BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After conducting a rigorous review, the Texas State Board of Education voted unanimously on November 19 to include the Teaching Strategies® System for Pre-K, Texas Edition in its list of prekindergarten curricula approved for adoption. This...

2010-11-22 10:08:00

GrowUpLearning Helps Kids' Development RESTON Va., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Balancing Act," a program for women on Lifetime Cable Television, will feature a story about how parents can help their young children grow -- physically, mentally, and socially -- through play. The program will air on Lifetime on Tuesday, November 30 from 7:00-8:00 a.m., and the segment focuses on GrowUpLearning (www.GrowUpLearning.com), a nonprofit web-based service for parents. (Logo:...

2010-11-20 00:00:47

South Florida Law Firm Fights for Justice in the Cases of Three Children Molested by a Foster Grandparent volunteer in a Head Start Preschool Program West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 This week in an Indian River County courtroom, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene attorney Neil Anthony fought and won the hearing to continue the investigation and discovery of the confirmed and police documented molestation of three innocent children at the Village Green Head Start Center and...

2010-11-18 18:30:00

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby Einstein, an award-winning leader of infant products, today unveils Baby Einstein Discovery Kits, an innovative new interactive experience to help parents introduce babies to the beautiful music, nature and animals for which the company's products are known. The first six Discovery Kits in the new collection each feature a DVD, a music CD and a picture book or Discovery Cards, and with each element complementing the others, the new kits...

2010-11-18 13:16:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout is celebrating the holiday season by welcoming everybody's favorite furry red monster, Sesame Street®'s Elmo, to The Sunny Side Up Show on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 9 a.m. - noon ET. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/sprout/42015/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/MM04103) (Photo:...