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2011-10-04 18:01:55

Swedish preschools are now part of a strong culture of assessment. Young children's development and learning is documented through tests and measurement, and is assessed using a variety of diagnostic tools. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows how preschool teachers are also involved in assessing preschol children through pedagogical documentation. Pedagogical documentation involves preschool teachers observing and keeping a record of children's attempts to create meaning. This...

2011-10-03 11:33:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of U.S. children and adults have never received music education, though a majority (68 percent) thinks it's important, says a new IBOPE Zogby poll* commissioned by Primrose Schools, The Leader in Educational Child Care®. Over 70 percent of adults recognize that music education enhances children's music appreciation, cognitive development and creativity. However, over the past 15 years, many school music programs have...

2011-09-29 11:30:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PediaVision today announced that Loma Linda University's Vision Intervention Program is the first in the State of California to receive the revolutionary new vision screener from PediaVision called "Spot." The University's Department of Ophthalmology is offering free vision screenings to children from Riverside County, thanks to the support of First 5 Riverside, which invests in partnerships committed to improving physical health,...

2011-09-22 12:00:00

The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning (http://www.lumacenter.org) today announced that this fall it will begin offering Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program for young children who show early signs of dyslexia or may be at risk for reading challenges. Nemours BrightStart!, developed by Nemours Childrenâs Health System, is a specialized program for âœliteracy successâ in at-risk...

2011-09-14 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest problems facing child care centers is non-paying clients. Child care providers typically experience several delinquent or non-paying parents per year, amounting to thousands of dollars in business losses. In creating the world's first payment reporting and collection service for the child care industry, Guardian Care today announced the launch of their website-based application, ProviderGuard, to the public. The child care...

2011-09-13 15:22:00

1 Million Additional Children Sank Into Poverty During 2010; 25% of Children Under Age 6 Now Live in Poverty WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rising child poverty rates could mean higher crime rates in the future, a national law enforcement group warned today. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, composed of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors in all 50 states, called on state and federal leaders to continue their support for children's programs proven to...

2011-08-25 13:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University announced today the launch of the Head Start Grant Program. Effective immediately, the program is designed to help employees of Head Start advance their education with grants and waivers for degree programs at Ashford University. With the new Head Start Grant, all Head Start teachers and employees who apply and are accepted to Ashford University will be eligible for a ten percent tuition grant. They will also receive a waiver of...

2011-08-09 00:00:28

From homework help and after school activities to the essential back to school supplies and fashions for every age, Dotcoms for moms' comprehensive guide has moms covered. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 With summer fading and the new school year just around the corner, Dotcoms For Momsâ“ž¢ (DFM) has launched the Ultimate Back To School Guide, showcasing the best of the web and preparing moms and their families to start the school year right. The...

2011-08-07 00:02:28

Nation's leading mobile sports and fitness program for kids expands its service area in Southern DuPage county. Lombard, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2011 JumpBunch, the nation's leading mobile provider of sports and fitness programs for children, is now bringing its services to our area. Ali Anjum, the owner of JumpBunch of Southern DuPage county, is already hard at work bringing JumpBunch to preschools, daycares, camps and your next birthday party. That's because JumpBunch is mobile "“ it...

2011-07-19 07:00:00

CHICAGO, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What do Phenomenal Finger Puppets, Read & Run, Delectable Edible Play Dough, Bubble Print Pop Art, and Math Hunt Mania have in common? They are a few of the 100 activities featured in Sittercity's Compendium of Extraordinary Knowledge. For a decade, Sittercity babysitters and nannies have been going to extraordinary lengths to engage, enrich and educate their charges in fun and creative ways -- from transforming everyday household objects into...