Early Childhood Education

Toddler

Temple University Study Sheds New Light On How Toddlers Learn Language Skills

A new study indicates that the quality of communication with toddlers is of much greater importance than the number of words.

10/29/2014

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Older Kindergarten Students May Have Advantage In High School And College

A new study finds the oldest children in their kindergarten class are more likely to pass advanced placement tests in high school.

09/29/2014

(Bucks County commissioner Rob Loughery reads a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School, in Levittown, Pa.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Across Pennsylvania, A Push For Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Bucks County commissioner Rob Loughery, after reading a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School in Levittown, said preschool for kids is similar to planting a seed at the right time to maximize the plant’s potential.

08/20/2014

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Banning Suspension Of Pre-K Children

Research shows that 3 and 4-year-olds aren’t able to connect their misbehavior with punishment and expulsion can begin a downward cycle.

08/05/2014

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Multilingual Children Excel

Research shows that speaking more than one language does not confuse a child. Rather, being multilingual is associated with higher academic achievement and enhanced mental health.

04/01/2014

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Finland Gets Kids Off To Good Start

Students in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.

03/31/2014

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Area Early Education Advocates Send A Message — With A Face — To Harrisburg

“People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK,” said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.

03/21/2014

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Pennsylvania Politicians Urged To Push For Universal Preschool

In Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.

01/21/2014

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Educational Advancements In 2013

As the year ends, let’s look at what priorities have emerged in education.

01/01/2014

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Vegetarian School Lunches Show Positive Effect

An elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.

11/12/2013

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Play-Doh Create ABCs

Play-Doh Create ABCs is a decent early education app that helps kids learn to draw letters and put them in context with words.

08/07/2013

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Arne Duncan’s Mission: Sell The Preschool Plan

Federal education secretary Arne Duncan is trying to convince governors to help fund his early-childhood plan, “Preschool for All.” It’s a hard sell.

06/24/2013

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Early Education Begins At Home

Brains develop more in a child’s first few years than any other time in life and research shows that there’s an achievement gap as early as nine months.

05/29/2013

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Help With Vital Preschool Funding

Within the last two years Pennsylvania’s budget cuts resulted in the loss of 10% of pre-k capacity at the School District of Philadelphia. Kids will pay now. Our society will pay later.

05/07/2013

C. Jackie Cheyney addresses the crowd prior to the start of the parade. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Early Childhood Education Advocates Host Stroller Parade On Independence Mall

A group of early childhood education advocates organized a “stroller parade” on Independence Mall Saturday afternoon to draw attention to the importance of learning before kindergarten, especially among children from low income families.

05/04/2013

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