Early Childhood Education

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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Three May Be Too Late

We spend about 5.5 percent of the nation’s economic output on education – preschool through college – but we may be missing the most important part – infants and toddlers.

04/22/2013

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Extending Federal Funding For 4-Year-Olds

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, listed as one of his priorities — high quality preschool education for every child in the nation. The latest national data available show only 28 percent of 4-year-olds attending preschool.

02/27/2013

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The ‘Wrong’ Way To Praise Children

So what do you think? Does praising your child help or hurt and when is praise too much praise? It is obviously a good thing to use praise to encourage children, but can the wrong type of praise have a negative effect?

02/20/2013

A Report Card On Child Welfare

A report from First Focus and Save the Children gives the United States letter grades in five domains for child welfare – and we’re barely passing.

10/31/2012

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5 Best Educational Apps To Download

Education and technology are becoming increasingly integrated, and keeping up on all of the new educational applications for kids is important. One of the biggest struggles is not finding an app; it is finding the appropriate app.

08/01/2012

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Preemies Lag In Reading And Math

Children born at 37-38 weeks rather than at full-term 40-41 weeks, have lower academic achievement, according to the journal Pediatrics.

07/09/2012

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Longterm Value Of Preschool Experience

A newly released study concludes that children, particularly those from low income households, who attend preschool are less likely to later depend on taxpayer-funded services as adults.

05/14/2012

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Malvern 5K Run Raises Money for Scholarship Fund

A community stunned by the loss of a young woman whose life was cut short by a drunk driver is continuing a fundraising event in her honor.

03/31/2012

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Questioning School Suspension Of Young Children

Educators in urban areas such as Philadelphia and LA are questioning the suspension of students in the early grades.

02/29/2012

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Occupy The Classroom

In an article in the The New York Times, Nicholas Krisof suggests early childhood education is more important than Occupy Wall Street.

11/07/2011

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Pre-K Now

Research shows that high quality pre-kindergarten experiences have a lasting impact on a child in both school and life and investing in such yields significant returns.

10/11/2011

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Overhauling Early Education

The PreK-3 movement is ambitious, with connecting objectives — universal access to free public preschool, mandatory full day kindergarten and a seamless curriculum from PreK through third grade with increased parental involvement.

06/27/2011

Learning Games For Kids.com

Kids love learning when they are too busy having fun to know they’re doing something educational. That’s the idea behind LearningGamesforKids.com.

11/01/2010

What’s Changed? Kindergarten, Not Kids!

This month, the Gesell Institute for Human Development at Yale is reporting on studies done to determine how child development today relates to Arnold Gesell’s observations, first published in 1925.

10/27/2010

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