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2012-08-21 22:18:11

Young children in lower-income families who live in high-cost areas don't do as well academically as their counterparts in low-cost areas, according to a new study. The study, by researchers at Child Trends and the University of California (UCLA), appears in the journal Child Development. "Among families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty threshold–that's below $66,339 for a family of four–living in a region with a higher cost of living was related to...

2012-08-09 23:00:21

Family Entertainment Complex Continues to Grow and Offer New Services and Programs for the Local Community. Stockholm, NJ (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 Skylands Ice World, a 79,000 sq. foot ice skating and entertainment facility located in Stockholm, NJ, today announced it will open a day care and after-school center this fall offering dependable, high-quality childcare services to Pre-schoolers ages 2 ½ to Kindergarten as well as after-school care to school-age children, Kindergarten...

Obesity Affects Math Performance In School
2012-06-15 05:53:14

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com New research has found that obesity is linked to many health problems and, based on a recent study, affects performance in math studies as well. The project was a collaborative effort among the University of Missouri, Columbia (UM); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of Vermont. Sara Gable, a researcher and an associate professor at the UM Department of Nutrition and Exercise, looked at 6,250 children from the Early...

2012-06-14 10:32:46

Marital discord is a significant social problem for children, sometimes leading to problems in health and well-being. A new longitudinal study finds that the impact of marital problems on children in their kindergarten years is long lasting and can lead to emotional problems that contribute to difficulties in adolescence. The study, by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Rochester, appears in the journal Child Development. "The results further highlight the...

2012-06-14 07:01:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Childhood obesity rates have risen over the past 40 years and have been associated with many health problems. Now, a new study shows that children´s weight and their math performance are linked. The longitudinal study was conducted by researchers at University of Missouri, Columbia, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Vermont. They reviewed a national represented sample of more than 6, 250 children from the Early Childhood...

2012-05-03 02:27:44

CHICAGO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reading In Motion today released the results from a study which revealed that a combination of music-based curriculum, coaching of teachers and small group instruction can raise the amount of kindergarten students who are reading at grade level to 92 percent, compared to 63 percent without these components. The study, conducted by San Francisco-based 3D Group, involved six Chicago Public Schools and 550 students. Researchers compared the...

2012-04-30 02:30:57

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Education.com, the web's fastest growing parenting website and a resource for more than six million unique visitors a month, today launched Wonder Box. Created by Education.com's team of experts with an emphasis on unplugged play, each Wonder Box helps children develop the skills kindergarten teachers consider most essential including letter recognition, number sense and fine motor skills. Immersing children in a variety of entertaining...

2012-04-25 06:22:12

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Caring Program board today announced SPARK, a new collaborative program that combines child care scholarships with quality assessments. The result: a better start for more of Michigan's youngest children. SPARK seeks to improve the quality of early childhood caregiving, provide early care and education scholarships and measure the results in two test counties, with the long-term goal of replicating this project in counties...

2012-04-20 18:20:12

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, APRIL 21: KINDERGARTEN Profile America -- Saturday, April 21st. Today marks the birthday of a German educator most Americans have never heard of but whose ideas about how young children learn have had a profound effect on many generations. His name was Friedrich Froebel,...

2012-04-19 23:00:27

Interactive reading programs like StudyDog help kids learn by using games to make learning fun. Los Altos Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Before kindergarten starts next fall, experts say parents should be actively preparing this summer for their child´s transition into school. “It´s important for parents of four-year-olds to realize that now is the time to start thinking about kindergarten and to begin building confidence in your child by helping them with their...