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2014-08-13 08:27:11

Scholastic Leads the Way in Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness with "Big Day for Pre-K" Curriculum, Preschool Magazines, Preschool Book Fairs, Free Workshops for Parents and Great Books for Babies and Preschoolers NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the release of a new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which prescribes reading aloud to children starting at birth, Scholastic is kicking off the 2014 school year with an expanded and robust selection of early...

2014-03-05 16:28:35

$11.5 million federal i3 grant brings UPSTART to Utah's rural areas SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen rural Utah school districts have signed on to participate in an $11.5 million federal grant award to expand UPSTART, Waterford Institute's free, in-home preschool program, to their regions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO Waterford Institute, a Sandy, Utah-based research and education technology nonprofit, has signed a memorandum of...

2013-07-24 23:20:46

New product aims to fulfill the need for high-quality early learning programs to prepare children for kindergarten and is being made available to consumers and school districts for the first time. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Industry leader K12 Inc. [NYSE: LRN], is fulfilling the need for high-quality early learning programs through the release of a product aimed at preparing children for kindergarten: EmbarK12 TM Comprehensive. The innovative, research-based, award-winning...

2013-06-24 23:21:09

Miss Humblebee's Academy launches its online Kindergarten preparatory program for preschoolers nationwide today, June 24th, 2013 for children ages three to six. The curriculum specifically addresses the skills required by the Common Core State Standards as well as the curriculum being used by excelling countries. West Lafayette, IN (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Today, June 24th, 2013, Miss Humblebee’s Academy launches its online Kindergarten preparatory program at http://misshumblebee.com....

2013-04-16 15:38:33

ParentCorps, Developed at NYU Langone, Holds Promise for Addressing Achievement Disparities An innovative program that supports parents and teachers of public school pre-kindergarten students improves early academic achievement, according to a new study published in the April 15 online edition of Pediatrics. In a five-year study of 1,050 minority pre-kindergarten students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City, NYU Langone researchers found that ParentCorps, a family-focused,...

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...

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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...

2008-10-10 12:00:32

Two recent stories reflected a dilemma over early childhood education. One article showed that the number of Kansas students enrolled in full-day kindergarten nearly tripled in the past 10 years as legislators pumped money into public education. In the other story, a national advocacy group issued a report ranking Kansas among the five worst states for parents seeking a high-quality, state-funded education program for children of pre- kindergarten age. The pre-K story said Kansas spends...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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