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2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Warash, Bobbie Curtis, Reagan; Hursh, Dan; Tucci, Vicci Abstract. We focus on integrating developmentally appropriate practices, the project approach of Reggio Emilia, and a behavior analytic model to support a quality preschool environment. While the above practices often are considered incompatible, we have found substantial overlap and room for integration of these perspectives in practical application. With the growing number of children with disabilities and challenging behaviors in...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Harlin, Rebecca P This issue features seven articles that consider children's learning in different contexts by presenting the attributes that support or interfere with their success. The authors of the first article highlight an early childhood development program's success in serving high-poverty infants and toddlers by fostering health, cognitive development, and parental participation in their children's learning and community. The second study investigated the value of peers'...

2008-09-12 21:00:23

By Sue Ter Maat smaat@@dailyherald.com The Prospect Heights School District 23 full-day kindergarten committee told the school board on Wednesday it's recommending two classes of full-day kindergarten for what the committee called at- risk kids. If the board approves the measure, the classes would be implemented at Ross and Eisenhower elementary schools next year, district officials said. Each school would offer one class to the district's kindergartners, numbering about 140 kids. Hours...

2008-09-10 21:00:21

By ISOLDE RAFTERY Somewhere, Tod and Maxine McClaskey are smiling. In a week, Washington State University Vancouver will break ground to expand its Child Development Program, thanks to a $1.5 million gift from their foundation. And by 2010, the university will add a cutting-edge all-day kindergarten program. "We all have kids, and we all knew Tod and Maxine, and knew how much they loved kids and how much emphasis they put on education," said Brett Bryant, a board member of the Tod and...

2008-09-09 15:00:34

By Alisha A Pina After missing several days of class because there was no room, ten children begin school in the place of others who never showed up. EAST PROVIDENCE -- Ten local kindergartners attended their first day of school yesterday, four days after the rest of the city's youngest students began. The district initially didn't have space for them, but openings arose after several registered students didn't report to school last week. Before the no-shows, school officials...

2008-09-05 09:00:30

Above, kindergarten teacher Darlene Gonzalves talks to students and parents at a new South Side charter school, Math & Science Success Academy. Monday's orientation at the school, near South 12th Avenue and West Lerdo Road, marked the inauguration of the academy for kindergartners through fifth-graders. It offers free tuition, free tutoring, and free guitar and piano lessons. The emphasis is on math, science, language, social studies, art, computers and other subjects. Originally...

2008-09-05 03:00:23

By Caroline An -- Photo Gallery: McKinley School kindergartens first day PASADENA - With crossing guards positioned on corners and banners welcoming in the new school year, nearly 20,000 students in the Pasadena Unified School District headed back to classes Thursday. Among them were kindergartners at McKinley School, where teachers eased the newcomers into school life by reading to them and introducing them to one another. The school's PTA set up a "kindergarten triage" area on...

2008-09-04 18:00:27

By Dr Jean Holbrook; San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools AT A RECENT commencement ceremony in Redwood City, I looked out at the eager young graduates in bright blue caps and gowns and knew they were ready for the next big step this fall -- kindergarten. New reports that confirm the importance of building early reading and math skills when children's brains are rapidly developing highlight San Mateo County's model high-quality preschool program. As I told the preschool...

2008-09-04 09:00:38

By Parent to Parent: Betxy Flagler Question:It's not my child who is anxious about going to kindergarten: It's me. Some of my friends feel the same way. How do we avoid having our children pick up on our anxiety? - A mother in Atlanta Answer:Don't let your child see that lump in your throat. Show you're confident that she's a big girl now and ready for school. "I don't think I exhaled the entire first day of kindergarten," one Davidson, N.C., mother recalls. "But despite my anxiety,...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

By Richard C Dujardin; Kristen Geremia NORTH PROVIDENCE -- Teachers and youngsters settled into their new surroundings yesterday as the School Department rolled out its first full-day kindergarten program in its six elementary schools. The move toward a full-day program after years of splitting classes into morning and afternoon sessions entailed not only hiring six new teachers, but buying all the things that typically go into a kindergarten classroom, from chairs, tables and books to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.