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2009-12-02 09:24:00

DULUTH, Ga., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- December is "Read a New Book Month" and ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) offers all child care staff the opportunity to learn about the importance of promoting literacy in the early childhood classroom by completing CCEI330 - Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children, at no cost! This one-clock-hour online course provides early childhood professionals with information on the importance of promoting and developing language skills, the...

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2009-11-23 12:45:00

A new study has doubled previous estimates of time spent watching TV by children in home-based child care settings. Writing in the December 2009 issue of Pediatrics, lead author Dr Dimitri A. Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, found that many youngsters in child care facilities are spending more than twice the amount of time in...

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2009-11-03 10:40:00

According to research from the University of Gothenburg, a preschooler's gender determines how he or she is treated and responded to in play and learning activities, and when the children's possibilities become expanded, it is usually a result of the children's and not the teachers' initiative. The Swedish preschool curriculum requires promotion of gender equality, but researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Department of Education, who performed gender analysis of 114 video sequences...

2009-10-20 05:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatch® (http://www.hatchearlychildhood.com) announces that the TeachSmart® Learning System (http://www.teachsmartlearningsystem.com), the only pre-kindergarten educational software accredited by SMART(TM) Technologies, has been elevated to Select Level status, the highest level of accreditation granted by the SMART Software Accreditation Program (SAP). Select Level accreditation designates that a product is...

2009-10-16 09:36:00

RUGBY, England, October 16 /PRNewswire/ -- - Daisykins Day Nursery Rugby Childcare Comments Reviews Recommendation Feedback Marie-France - I was very keen to find a nursery close to the town centre and close to schools, and Daisykins fits this bill for me perfectly, but when I visited I was sold on the structure of the beautifully restored Victorian Houses and the friendliness of the staff. I also appreciated how the bright rooms have been designed with the children in mind....

2009-10-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK and MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Low-income children were better prepared for success in kindergarten when their preschool teachers incorporated educational video and games from public media, according to a new study. The study, conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, was commissioned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to evaluate video and interactive games from the Ready to Learn initiative, which creates...

2009-08-10 05:45:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services, today announced that its academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies - have joined Transparency by Design, a consortium of accredited colleges and universities aimed at providing adult learners with better information in choosing a degree-granting, distance education institution. Last week (August 4, 2009) Transparency by...

2009-08-04 07:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium of adult-serving colleges and universities has launched a new initiative aimed at adult learners seeking better information in choosing an institution offering degrees through distance education. The initiative, called Transparency by Design, launches a website that gives adult learners new information to accelerate and better inform their decision making process. The website www.collegechoicesforadults.org will offer adult learners...

2009-07-24 07:38:12

Dr Geoff Hayward from Oxford University funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, who led the research points out, a high proportion of those with combined academic and vocational qualifications gained their qualifications in state-school sixth forms and have importantly similar backgrounds to the traditional academic applicants. Therefore, the increasing proportion of students applying to higher education with combined academic and vocational qualifications may be widening...

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2009-07-02 10:15:00

To ensure that all children enter elementary school with the foundation they need for success, a major national initiative is needed to improve early childhood mathematics education, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Opportunities for preschoolers to learn mathematics are currently inadequate, particularly for those in low-income groups, says the report, which is intended to inform the efforts of Head Start, state-funded preschool programs, curriculum developers, and...