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2010-11-11 11:57:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team needed the nation's premier total classroom solutions supplier to help rebuild a preschool for an upcoming episode, they turned to HATCH, Inc. (www.hatchearlychildhood.com). HATCH was chosen as the primary provider of early childhood education supplies and technology for the rebuild of The Lighthouse School in Nashville, TN. The episode will air on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST on Sunday,...

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2010-10-24 08:00:00

Two children, both age 3, enroll in publicly funded preschool. But they may have vastly different experiences: One child may attend preschool for 8 hours a day and be taught by a teacher with a bachelor's degree while the other child may be in preschool for only a few hours a day, under the supervision of a teacher with a 2-year degree. Why is there so much variability and are these programs meeting their potential for adequately preparing youngsters for school? In a new report in...

2010-09-20 09:02:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 12 million U.S. children under the age of six attend child care or preschool. A new study shows that children in high-quality preschool settings had fewer behavior problems in middle childhood, and that these settings particularly benefitted boys and African American children. "This study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting the need for policy and programmatic efforts to increase low-income families' access to high-quality early care and education,"...

2010-09-15 17:15:45

Pre-kindergartners who spend much of their classroom day engaged in so-called free-choice play with little input from teachers make smaller gains in early language and math skills than children who receive input from teachers in a range of different activity settings. Low-income children benefit particularly when a higher proportion of their time is spent in individual instruction settings. Those are the findings of a new study that appears in the September/October 2010 issue of Child...

2010-09-15 16:57:40

More than 12 million U.S. children under age 6 attend child care or preschool programs. A new longitudinal study of low-income children has found that children in high-quality preschool settings had fewer behavior problems in middle childhood, and that such settings were particularly important for boys and African American children. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Boston College, Universidad de Los Andes, Loyola University Chicago, and Northwestern...

2010-06-14 04:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College Choices for Adults (www.collegechoicesforadults.org), an information-rich, online resource that helps adult learners make informed choices about Web-based, competency-based, and other distance education programs, is pleased to announce the addition of new data to its website, which features program-level information from a variety of institutions, including statements about what students will learn in each program, how each...

2010-06-08 23:01:00

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The first report to offer comprehensive data on the impact of the recession on American children's overall quality-of-life was released today by the Foundation for Child Development (FCD). The 2010 Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) offers data on children's well-being from the first year of the recession (2008), and includes projections for years 2009 through 2012. Chief among the findings is that, by 2010, the recession will wipe out virtually all...

2010-06-08 05:00:00

The Day of Service Focus Was to Foster a Positive Self-Image in Disadvantaged Kids MIAMI, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year AXA people nationwide participate in an AXA Day of Service volunteer project. AXA offices in communities across the country donate time and energy to local nonprofit organizations. This year AXA Advisors Miami joined the All-Aboard Educational Program at the Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) for a day of volunteering with our pre-school...

2010-05-14 14:13:13

Children whose minds are stimulated in several early childhood settings"”home, preschool, and school"”have higher achievement in elementary school. What matters is not whether children's learning is supported at home, or stimulated in preschool or in elementary school, but that all three of these occur. That's the conclusion of a new study published in the May/June 2010 issue of Child Development. "The study has implications for policy as Congress reauthorizes the No Child Left...

2010-05-05 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hobsons and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today the global expansion of the GRE® Search Service. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081111/CLTU018LOGO ) The GRE Search Service is an Internet-based student recruitment tool that allows graduate institutions to identify potential graduate school candidates. "The market spoke and we responded," said Craig Heldman, CEO, Hobsons. "With expanded accessibility and...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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