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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...

2011-02-17 12:01:13

Children of working mothers are significantly more likely to experience health problems, including asthma and accidents, than children of mothers who don't work, according to new research from North Carolina State University. "I don't think anyone should make sweeping value judgments based on a mother's decision to work or not work," says Dr. Melinda Morrill, research assistant professor of economics at NC State and author of the study. "But, it is important that we are aware of the costs and...

2011-02-07 13:35:39

A study of NYU Child Study Center program, ParentCorps, shows that parents can play valuable role in helping young children succeed despite stressful circumstances Researchers at the NYU Child Study Center demonstrated that a brief program for families of Pre-Kindergarten students attending schools in disadvantaged urban communities improved children's behavior at school. The study, called "Promoting effective parenting practices and preventing child behavior problems in school among...

2011-02-04 12:01:27

Nearly $11 return on $1 invested For every $1 invested in a Chicago early childhood education program, nearly $11 is projected to return to society over the children's lifetimes -- equivalent to an 18 percent annual return on program investment, according to a study led by University of Minnesota professor of child development Arthur Reynolds in the College of Education and Human Development. For the analysis, Reynolds and other researchers evaluated the effectiveness of the Chicago Public...

2011-02-04 07:43:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The UPSTART program, a computer-based preschool program funded by the state of Utah, is completing its second successful year, and is poised for success as it moves into its third. Each child participating in UPSTART experiences an individualized reading, math, and science curriculum designed by Waterford Institute(TM) with a specific focus on reading instruction. Originally started in 2008, the UPSTART program was organized to help Utah...

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2011-02-01 13:30:00

As more states consider universal preschool programs, a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar suggests that two years of pre-K is beneficial "“ although more time should be spent on teaching certain skills. In the current issue of the Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Lori Skibbe and colleagues argue that pre-K programs generally do a good job of teaching literacy and that two years of preschool is better than one. However, the researchers also recommend that preschool...

2010-11-22 09:41:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Board of Education unanimously approved Scholastic's Big Day® for PreK for the Proclamation 2011 PreKindergarten Adoption last Thursday, ensuring that a program grounded in the latest research on kindergarten readiness will now be available to hundreds of thousands of Texas' youngest citizens, including English Language Learners. Scholastic Education, a division of Scholastic, the global children's publishing,...

2010-11-16 18:54:12

State-funded preschool programs have historically enrolled low-income children, aiming to help them start school on a footing closer to nonpoor youngsters. Today, more and more states are expanding access to preschool programs, and some are making them universally available. How will this affect states' efforts to narrow achievement gaps? A new study concludes that while the benefits of preschool are greatest for children living in poverty, nonpoor children, particularly Black youngsters,...


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