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2011-02-09 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyFirst, the leading cable and satellite channel dedicated to providing innovative and inspiring content for babies, toddlers and their families, announces the launch of BabyU, the most comprehensive online learning destination for babies and toddlers under age three. BabyU can be found on www.babyfirsttv.com beginning February 9, 2011. Designed by child development and educational psychology experts, BabyU was created to instill the idea that...

2011-02-07 13:35:39

A study of NYU Child Study Center program, ParentCorps, shows that parents can play valuable role in helping young children succeed despite stressful circumstances Researchers at the NYU Child Study Center demonstrated that a brief program for families of Pre-Kindergarten students attending schools in disadvantaged urban communities improved children's behavior at school. The study, called "Promoting effective parenting practices and preventing child behavior problems in school among...

2011-02-07 08:33:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The Child-Parent Center (CPC) early education program is a large-scale, federally funded intervention providing services for disadvantaged 3- to 9-year-olds in Chicago. A new cost-benefit analysis of the program has found that benefits exceeded costs in a number of areas, including increased earnings and savings. "Our findings provide strong evidence that sustained high-quality early childhood programs can contribute to well-being for individuals and society," Arthur J....

2011-02-04 12:01:27

Nearly $11 return on $1 invested For every $1 invested in a Chicago early childhood education program, nearly $11 is projected to return to society over the children's lifetimes -- equivalent to an 18 percent annual return on program investment, according to a study led by University of Minnesota professor of child development Arthur Reynolds in the College of Education and Human Development. For the analysis, Reynolds and other researchers evaluated the effectiveness of the Chicago Public...

2011-02-04 11:49:11

The Child-Parent Center (CPC) early education program is a large-scale, federally funded intervention providing services for disadvantaged 3- to 9-year-olds in Chicago. A new cost-benefit analysis of the program has found that benefits exceeded costs in a number of areas, including increased earnings and savings. The longitudinal analysis appears in the January/February issue of Child Development, the journal of the Society for Research in Child Development. It was done by researchers at the...

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...


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