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2011-06-20 09:45:00

Five-year study says quality home learning experiences help prepare children for kindergarten Previous research says on average, children living in poverty are less well prepared to start school than children from middle-income homes. Now, new research says home learning experiences may help low-income children's school readiness. "Our findings indicate that enriched learning experiences as early as the first year of life are important to children's vocabulary growth, which in turn provides a...

2011-06-17 13:29:02

Home learning experiences that are consistently supportive in the early years may boost low-income children's readiness for school. That's the finding of a new longitudinal study that appears in the journal Child Development. The study was done by researchers at New York University based on research conducted as part of the national Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, which is funded by the Administration for Children and Families. The study was also supported by the National...

2011-05-24 00:00:28

Grant Funds the Museum's STEM Kit for Teachers Program Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Boston Children's Museum today announced that it has received a $40,000 grant from National Grid. The Museum will use these funds to create a new teaching kit designed to improve teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among young children and their educators and childcare providers. Kits are interdisciplinary teaching units, packed with artifacts, hands-on activities,...

2011-05-16 12:59:00

Premier childhood curriculum combines online and offline activities to engage, stimulate students LOST SPRINGS, Kan., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When asked about what his school is like, Kansas Online Learning Program first grader Blaise Jirak uses words like awesome, cool, and fun. When he talks about his books, assignments, and projects, his eyes grow wide and his interest is instantly piqued. Blaise is not enrolled in a typical elementary school curriculum. He is enrolled...

2011-05-10 13:30:00

Retired PA generals cite poor educational achievement as a threat to national security, say cuts to pre-k programs in Pittsburgh could worsen problem PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military service is out of reach for the vast majority of young adults in Pittsburgh, according to a new report released today by MISSION: READINESS, a national security nonprofit group composed of more than 200 retired generals and admirals, including ten from Pennsylvania. Called Unable...

2011-04-25 14:50:00

More than 600 law enforcement leaders sign letter supporting early care and education, proven way to reduce crime and lower prison costs WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and other law enforcement leaders in all 50 states delivered a letter to Congress, urging them to reject proposed cuts to early care and education programs as they continue intense negotiations over the federal budget. In the letter, the law...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Valley Forge Educational Services (http://www.vfes.net), a leading expert in educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults, announced today improved research-based early learning programs and a new website for parents of children with developmental and learning challenges. The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning at Valley Forge Educational Services offers families resources and support in developing educational and therapeutic...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

Recent studies show that students who are not prepared for kindergarten can cost states millions of dollars. To lower these costs, many schools are turning to technologies like Imagine Learning English, a language and literacy software that uses media-rich curricula to help students develop essential pre-literacy skills. Provo, Utah (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 For many states in the U.S., preparing children to enter kindergarten with adequate literacy skills is a significant challenge with...

2011-03-17 06:50:00

MIAMI, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Manhattan mom is suing her 4-year-old daughter's New York preschool, claiming that the school didn't deliver on its promise to prepare her daughter for testing that would set the girl on a course for the Ivy League. Is this mom being ridiculous in her claims? Kindergarten testing expert Karen Quinn says that New Yorkers take their preschool test prep very seriously. How their kids score will mean the difference between getting a great education and a...

2011-03-08 09:59:00

Survey spotlights need for quality family services for military households with young children WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military parents with young children report that the need for early care and education services, including child care, parenting classes and high-quality pre-kindergarten, tops their list of day-to-day needs, according to a new study by Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States. The study, entitled "On the Home Front: Early Care...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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