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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Ready for Kindergarten: Less play, more stress?

    Ready for Kindergarten: Less play, more stress?
    The preschool year is coming to an end, For many parents, it’s the bittersweet excitement/fear of saying goodbye to an extended school family and embarking on the next adventure of “big school.” And it’s definitely not your...
  • Apodaca: Prentice has handle on learning disorders

    Testing season is upon us as the school year draws to a close and local students engage in the annual rituals of standardized assessments and final exams. Most kids find these tests a bit stressful. But for those with dyslexia and other learning...
  • Does kindergarten focus too much on 123s and basic skills?

    A recent study suggests that kindergarten teachers spend too much time teaching students skills they already know. Specifically, teachers reported spending as much as 13 days a month on counting and basic shapes, even though 95 percent of children can...
  • TV review: Amazon for kids safe but restrained

    TV review: Amazon for kids safe but restrained
    Amazon is smart to aim almost half of its pilot slate — six of the 14 shows it's put up for public perusal — at kids. Today's toddlers are tomorrow's Amazon Wish List sharers at holiday time. And busy parents looking for relief don't care...
  • Florida's pre-K program earns low marks in national report - again

    Florida's pre-K program earns low marks in national report - again
    Florida's pre-K program earns top marks for enrolling 79 percent of the state's 4-year-olds but offers them preschool classes that fail to meet most "quality benchmarks," according to the annual The State of Preschool report. The 2012 version shows...
  • Pre-K funding is delivered another blow

    Pre-K funding is delivered another blow
    States are spending less on pre-kindergarten programs than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Monday. The National Institute for Early Education Research released the State of Preschool 2012 report, calling the last school year...
  • Church-based preschool programs fill need for more than kindergarten readiness

    Church-based preschool programs fill need for more than kindergarten readiness
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Some parents say they want more than just kindergarten readiness from preschools.  For them, putting their children on the right path for school also means putting religion in the center. In Springfield alone, more than 20 full-...
  • Preschools mark 50th anniversaries; trash bins and carnival on the way [Rodgers Forge]

    Spring cleaning comes to Rodgers Forge! With our annual Dumpster Day on May 11, all that junk that has accumulated over the year can be discarded. The added bonus this year is that the Electronics Dumpster Day will also be a part of the Dumpster Day....
  • Increased kindergarten readiness is unrelated to pre-K common core curriculum

    Increased kindergarten readiness is unrelated to pre-K common core curriculum
    It is premature to attribute gains in kindergarten readiness to basing pre-K on the common core curriculum introduced two years ago ("City's revamped pre-K showing promise," April 27). Contrary to The Sun's report, the rise in readiness scores was not...
  • Local Bands Play a Big Daytime Gig in Downtown New Haven May 4

    Local Bands Play a Big Daytime Gig in Downtown New Haven May 4
    A dozen local acts, from punks to bluegrassers to neoclassical dinosaur-song singers, are gathering Saturday (May 4) from noon to 5 p.m. for Kidstock: United Family Musical Festival. The show is held at United Church on the Green, corner of Temple and Elm...
  • Summer Pre-K Program Shows Great Promise

    A hallmark of President Barack Obama's recently released early childhood education plan is federal funding to expand pre-kindergarten for low- and moderate-income children, with mandates for state-regulated quality control and continuous program...