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2010-11-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new comprehensive early childhood curriculum from Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, brings the most current research about early learning to pre-Kindergarten classrooms across the country to help ensure that all children, including English Language Learners and those of all socioeconomic levels, build the academic and social-emotional foundations they need to succeed in Kindergarten. Developed by a team of...

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2010-10-24 08:00:00

Two children, both age 3, enroll in publicly funded preschool. But they may have vastly different experiences: One child may attend preschool for 8 hours a day and be taught by a teacher with a bachelor's degree while the other child may be in preschool for only a few hours a day, under the supervision of a teacher with a 2-year degree. Why is there so much variability and are these programs meeting their potential for adequately preparing youngsters for school? In a new report in...

2010-09-22 13:15:28

Developing language skills appears to be more important for boys than girls in helping them to develop self-control and, ultimately, succeed in school, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher. Thus, more emphasis should be placed on encouraging boy toddlers to "use their words" "“ instead of unruly behavior "“ to solve problems, said Claire Vallotton, MSU assistant professor of child development. "It shouldn't be chalked off as boys being boys,"...

2010-09-21 08:10:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), education innovation leader and creator of award-winning learning products, announces its Tag. Give. Read. program to help more U.S. children learn and love to read. LeapFrog laid the program groundwork with a 2009 donation of $1.5 million in Tag Reading Systems and books to the classrooms of more than 10,000 U.S. Kindergarten students. By the end of the school year, 99% of teachers said they would...

2010-09-15 17:15:45

Pre-kindergartners who spend much of their classroom day engaged in so-called free-choice play with little input from teachers make smaller gains in early language and math skills than children who receive input from teachers in a range of different activity settings. Low-income children benefit particularly when a higher proportion of their time is spent in individual instruction settings. Those are the findings of a new study that appears in the September/October 2010 issue of Child...

2010-09-15 09:10:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Most 4-year-olds would prefer play over instruction. However, a new study shows Pre-K kids who spend less time engaged in "free-choice play" and more time in guided instruction with their teachers make greater gains in language and math skills. Researchers studied 2,700 children enrolled in public pre-kindergarten programs in 11 states across the U.S. They divided the students into three categories: those who spent most of their time freely choosing from educational...

2010-09-14 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The students, staff and families from Primrose Schools nationwide announce the donation of $195,000 to Reach Out and Read, a non-profit that partners with doctors to prepare America's youngest children to succeed in school. Over the past five years, the family of over 200 Primrose Schools has donated more than $831,000 to support Reach Out and Read's literacy efforts. Research shows that children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the...

2010-08-24 02:05:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Headsprout today announced that Memphis City Schools, the 24th largest school district in the U.S., has once again selected Headsprout Early Reading for continued use by students in Kindergarten and First Grades, and with older students currently reading below a 2nd grade level. Headsprout Early Reading is an online reading program developed by leading scientists using a patented development process that assures student outcomes. "Our...

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2010-08-18 08:35:00

Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest "“ and most immature "“ in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist. These children are significantly more likely than their older classmates to be prescribed behavior-modifying stimulants such as Ritalin, said Todd Elder, whose study will appear in a forthcoming issue of...

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2010-08-11 08:00:00

Harvard University's John Friedman discusses how kindergarten learning affects adult success There isn't a lot of research that links early childhood test scores to earnings as an adult. But new research reveals a surprising finding: Students who learn more in kindergarten earn more as adults. They are also more successful overall. Harvard University economist John Friedman says he and a group of colleagues found that students who progress during their kindergarten year from attaining an...


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