Latest Preschool teacher Stories

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...

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...

2011-02-01 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...

2010-10-24 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...

2009-06-16 07:10:00

KILLEEN, Texas, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-year-old Daniel is starting his first day of school, or "escuela," as Daniel's mother translates from Spanish. "Daniel Goes to Preschool" (published by AuthorHouse), the new children's book by Gayle Hardgrave, takes the preschool readers through their first day of school. As Daniel prepares for his first day of preschool, he is excited and ready to go. "Daniel Goes to Preschool" helps parents, teachers and students understand what children might...

2009-03-10 15:35:00

If the teacher is not capable of understanding the perspective of six year olds then the child's learning becomes unnecessarily difficult, or in some cases the child's interest in learning may not be aroused at all. This is revealed in a new thesis by Agneta Simeonsdotter Svensson, from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Educational programs for six year olds became an institutionalized section of the Swedish school system in 1998 under the designation of preschool class, with a syllabus...

2008-11-05 09:15:00

Fifteen recent college graduates dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young children have been accepted into the 2008-2010 class of Pearson Teacher Fellows, working with Jumpstart, a national nonprofit organization, to teach preschool in low-income communities across America. The announcement was made today at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference. The Pearson Teacher Fellowship gives high caliber college graduates the professional, financial,...

2008-08-29 00:00:32

By stacey becker Free preschool conditions 3 The child must be 4 years old on Sept. 15. 3 The child must be a resident of Iowa. 3 The child must take an assessment test that will help direct instruction. 3 The child will receive 10 hours of free preschool instruction each week; there will be additional wrap-around charges and application fees. News You can use Parents may call their preferred preschool to learn if it offers free preschool for 4-year-olds, or parents may call the local Child...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'