Early Childhood Education

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Low-Income Kids Widely Absent From Pre-K

Cities are spending millions of dollars on early education for their neediest children; but in many places, those kids are not showing up.

03/31/2015

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Phila. School District Implements New Plan Aimed At Improving Early Childhood Education

The School District of Philadelphia is launching city wide literacy programs aimed at students from pre-K through 4th grade.

03/18/2015

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Study Indicates Many Kids Aren’t Ready When It Comes Time For Kindergarten

A study from the University of Virginia found that one in three young children rated poorly on kindergarten readiness.

01/20/2015

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Nation’s Childcare Workers Earn Meager Wages

Childcare workers earn less than adults who work with animals and those in fast-food settings.

01/06/2015

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Study Gives Good Reason For Full Day Of Preschool

According to a University of Minnesota study, kids who attend a full day of preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and beyond.

12/01/2014

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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

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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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