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2012-07-19 10:21:47

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the arrival of summer, Teachers & Parents Store (TAPS) has announced a number of tips for parents to help children to reduce the learning loss and bridge the gap of summer vacation. The Virginia-based school and teacher supplies store has many summer learning books and craft projects to help parents rise to the challenge. "Studies show that children can lose up to 2.6 months of grade level equivalency skills during the summertime,"...

2012-07-06 23:01:31

Learning Gems, sister company of Blue Fire Media launches the new App, Flash Cards — Preschool. This educational app for kids offers a variety of cute, colorful cards that teach youngsters about numerous fun topics. Portage, MI (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Youngsters can practice fun, beautifully designed flash cards that will boost their confidence while developing their memorization skills using Learning Gems´ new educational Flash Cards — Preschool app. This exciting new...

2012-06-20 10:22:12

CHICAGO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- No longer satisfied with oversized baby things or ill-fitting kid stuff, preschoolers are a market all their own. With over 25 million of them, they demand (along with their parents) to have products that meet their specific needs. YouthBeat, a syndicated study of kids, tweens and teens ages 6-18, brought to you by C+R Research, is now helping brands dive into this segment by offering YouthBeat Jr.: The Preschool Edition, a syndicated study of...

2012-05-21 02:24:46

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Drastic cuts to California's early childhood education program proposed by Governor Brown will more than triple costs for low income families, depriving children of a vital first step that can make the difference between future success and failure. "This program serves the state's poorest families. A low income family with three children in the program pays a maximum of $250 to $300 under the current system. Those costs would triple to...

2012-04-23 06:31:49

Award Latest in a Series of Success Stories for a College Experiencing its Strongest Enrollment in Years PASADENA, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, one of the nation's leading pioneers in the study and application of early childhood education and human development, will be able to further advance its mission this year thanks to a $225,000 grant from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. The unrestricted award will be used for a...

2012-04-19 02:26:01

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents can create the sustainable nursery for baby, prepare organic foods, buy eco-friendly clothes, and organize kid friendly home recycling centers, but once their most precious little gift starts attending preschool, how do parents make sure that their children will continue to follow the green brick road into the future? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/NE90326 ) Reassuringly, Earth Day is Every Day for some...

2012-04-17 10:23:37

We know that children who attend formal preschool programs in industrialized nations benefit in many ways. But what about the impact of similar programs in developing countries? A new longitudinal study carried out in Cambodia has found that some types of preschool are better than others, but any type is better than none at all. The study was done by researchers at the University of Hong Kong, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Beijing Normal University, Cornell University, and California...

Simple Change By Teachers Could Increase Reading Skills Later For Preschoolers
2012-04-17 10:03:17

A new study has found that making a small change in how teachers read aloud to preschoolers is making a big leap in reading skills later in life. That change involves making specific references to print in books while reading to children. The study is part of Project STAR (Sit Together And Read), a randomized clinical trial based at Ohio State University to test the short- and long-term impacts associated with reading regularly to preschool children in the classroom. The change involves...

Many Children Missing Outdoor Playtime
2012-04-04 04:30:29

New research published online by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that nearly half of preschoolers do not have a parent-supervised outdoor playtime each day. The authors said that young children may benefit from playing outside by developing good motor skills, vision, cognition, vitamin D levels and mental health. The researchers used nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort for the report, which include a sample of...

2012-04-02 23:02:48

After being opened for almost two years, Providence Children's Academy decided to open a brand new program that is going to help many families in Broward and Palm Beach County Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Providence Children´s Academy, a local preschool and day care located in Coconut Creek, FL announces a new program for parents who hold second shift jobs and need reliable nights & Saturday´s childcare. “I currently have my daughter in Providence Children's...