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2011-11-11 13:00:00

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children who may be at risk for reading challenges can be screened for reading readiness on Friday, November 18 at The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning in Malvern, PA (http://www.lumacenter.org). The Luma Centerâs screenings will identify children showing early signs of dyslexia and reading challenges who are likely to benefit from Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program the Center is...

2011-10-26 12:59:14

Children who are persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive by the time they're in kindergarten very often have tumultuous relationships with their parents from early on. A new longitudinal study suggests that a cycle involving parenting styles and hostility between mothers and toddlers is at play. The study was done by researchers at the University of Minnesota and appears in the journal Child Development. The researchers looked at more than 260 mothers and their children,...

2011-09-27 15:09:50

What type of childcare arrangements do parents choose before their children are 18 months old? Does the choice of childcare affect children's language skills and mental health at the age of five? These are some of the questions that are explored in a new report prepared by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health as part of a collaborative project with the Ministry of Education and Research. The report indicates that there is no evidence that early centre-based childcare is harmful for most...

2011-09-22 12:00:00

The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning (http://www.lumacenter.org) today announced that this fall it will begin offering Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program for young children who show early signs of dyslexia or may be at risk for reading challenges. Nemours BrightStart!, developed by Nemours Childrenâs Health System, is a specialized program for âœliteracy successâ in at-risk...

2011-08-07 00:02:28

Nation's leading mobile sports and fitness program for kids expands its service area in Southern DuPage county. Lombard, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2011 JumpBunch, the nation's leading mobile provider of sports and fitness programs for children, is now bringing its services to our area. Ali Anjum, the owner of JumpBunch of Southern DuPage county, is already hard at work bringing JumpBunch to preschools, daycares, camps and your next birthday party. That's because JumpBunch is mobile "“ it...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way for Southeastern Michigan today announced it has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service under its Social Innovation Fund (SIF) to accelerate and bolster its work in early childhood education. United Way is one of five 2011 Social Innovation Fund grant recipients. The Social Innovation Fund grant will provide $4 million in federal funding over two years and will be used to advance...

2011-08-02 05:12:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Noah Education Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NED) ("Noah" or the "Company"), a leading provider of education services in China, today announced the completion on July 31, 2011 of its acquisition of an 80% interest in Shanghai Yuanbo Education Information and Consulting Corporation Ltd. ("Yuanbo Education"), a company focused on early childhood education services in the Yangtze Delta region, for a total consideration of RMB94.866 million,...

2011-08-01 14:00:00

BEAVER, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Network of Digital Schools, which develops and distributes the nation's premier online curriculum Lincoln Interactive, announced today that it is releasing an updated and revised version of its widely successful Little Lincoln Kindergarten curriculum for the 2011-2012 school year. The Little Lincoln Kindergarten curriculum was originally launched in the fall of 2008, and quickly became widely popular with students and...

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2011-07-28 07:45:00

Having consistently good teachers in elementary school appears to be as important for student achievement as small class sizes, according to new research by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study by Spyros Konstantopoulos found that, starting in kindergarten, teachers can significantly affect students' reading and math scores in later grades. The study, which appears in the research journal Teachers College Record, is one of the first scientific experiments to find that...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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