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2013-05-22 23:01:36

Museum aims to ignite and advance creative thinking in children. Hosts inaugural graduation for first preschool in a California museum. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 On May 29, the Bay Area Discovery Museum will make history and graduate its first preschool class of creative thinkers, 18 spirited 4-5 year olds. This past fall, the museum became the first in California, and only one of sixteen nationally, to open a licensed preschool on its expansive 7.5 acre grounds overlooking the...

2013-04-16 15:38:33

ParentCorps, Developed at NYU Langone, Holds Promise for Addressing Achievement Disparities An innovative program that supports parents and teachers of public school pre-kindergarten students improves early academic achievement, according to a new study published in the April 15 online edition of Pediatrics. In a five-year study of 1,050 minority pre-kindergarten students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City, NYU Langone researchers found that ParentCorps, a family-focused,...

2013-02-27 23:01:19

Educational First Steps is a North Texas non-profit dedicated to improving the quality and availability of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children. On February 16, EFS hosted its Annual Conference & Early Childhood Symposium with keynote speaker former Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro at the Sheraton Dallas, connecting teachers, directors and other early childhood professionals with experts in the field, presenting awards and providing a forum for...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'