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  Nursery school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nursery school or preschool is a school for the education of very young children (generally five years of age and younger).
Most preschool advocates agree with the National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Preschools Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Preschool   (163 words)

  
 Teachers-preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary
Preschool teachers, except special education were most often employed in child daycare services (63 percent), religious organizations (9 percent), local government educational services (9 percent), and private educational services (7 percent).
Preschool teachers usually work their way up from assistant teacher, to teacher, to lead teacher—who may be responsible for the instruction of several classes—and, finally, to director of the center.
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teaching requires a variety of skills and aptitudes, including a talent for working with children; organizational, administrative, and recordkeeping abilities; research and communication skills; the power to influence, motivate, and train others; patience; and creativity.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos069.htm   (3772 words)

  
 McMartin preschool -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The McMartin preschool case was based on allegations of (A statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat) sexual abuse of the school's children by the school's owners, the McMartin family.
A (Click link for more info and facts about moral panic) moral panic of sorts ensued, in which network news shows claimed that Satanic abuse of children in schools and day-care centers was nationwide and rampant.
One lasting legacy of the trial is an increased understanding of how to question very young children for evidence, with an eye toward their capacity for suggestibility.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mc/mcmartin_preschool1.htm   (660 words)

  
 Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence: Preschool
The term preschool is sometimes used interchangeably with nursery school and child care center.In 1990, 28.8% of three-year-olds and 49.1% of four-year-olds were enrolled in preschool programs, about twice what it had been a generation earlier.
Preschools offered by a day care or child care center are generally all-day programs running from early morning to dinnertime or later to accommodate parents with full-time work schedules.
While most youngsters enrolled in preschool experience a brief period of distress over separation from their parents, separation anxiety in some children is acute enough to indicate that they are not yet ready emotionally to make the transition from being looked after by a parent or other individual caregiver.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2602/is_0004/ai_2602000442   (1129 words)

  
 Preschool Home Activities for Parents and Young Children
Give your preschool child a large sheet of paper on which to make a picture or design by tracing the shapes.
Write your preschooler's name at the top of his or her picture, spelling their name letter by letter as you write.
Then ask your preschool child to name as many of the animals as he or she can.
www.preschoolrainbow.org /preschoolers.htm   (1377 words)

  
 Preschool: All there is to know
In fact, that's one of the main differences between preschools and daycare centers: Preschool is for children ages two and a half or so to six; daycare centers are for infants and young toddlers (though many will keep your child until kindergarten).
For children between the ages of two and a half and six, preschool is a great option if you think your child will benefit from a regular curriculum, structured environment, and social interaction with other kids her age.
Preschool is an important way for children and parents to get accustomed to the educational setting, whether it be academic structured or a play based program.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/toddler/toddlerchildcare/5958.html   (775 words)

  
 Child care workers
Preschool children in childcare centers have an opportunity to engage in conversation and discussions, and to learn to play and work cooperatively with their classmates.
Preschool or childcare facilities include private homes, schools, religious institutions, workplaces in which employers provide care for employees’ children, and private buildings.
The number of women of childbearing age (widely considered to be ages 15 to 44) in the labor force and the number of children under 5 years of age is expected to rise gradually over the projected 2002-12 period.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos170.htm   (2518 words)

  
 Preschool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Preschool classrooms are located in some of the elementary schools in the district.
Preschool education and related services may be provided directly by the district, or through contracting or arrangement with other agencies.
This is the skills checklist that the BCPS preschool teachers use to ascertain preschoolers abilities throughout the year.
ww2.bullittschools.org /depts/specialed/preschool.htm   (1853 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Education / K-12 / The promise of preschool
The preschool girls were five times as likely to be married at age 27 as the no-preschool girls.
Although support for preschool has been mounting in both brain and social science, the broader questions are not quite as simple to answer.
The push for preschool, Shonkoff said, can be traced to two growing bodies of research: social science like the Perry study, and the science of brain development.
www.boston.com /news/education/k_12/articles/2004/03/23/the_promise_of_preschool   (1235 words)

  
 Early Childhood Research & Practice. Spring 2002. Moving up the Grades: Relationship between Preschool Model and Later ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the end of preschool, children in the "combination" model did significantly poorer on all measures except self-help and development of social coping skills compared to children in either the child-initiated or academically directed models.
Although no significant differences attributable to preschool approach were found in behavior at the end of the sixth year in school, teachers continued to rate behavior of children with academically directed preschool experiences somewhat lower than their peers.
The difference between their school grades and those of children from child-initiated preschools was not just statistically significant—the 14% difference in grades was of practical significance with children differing by more than a third of a standard deviation in overall grades.
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 Preschool
Each year the preschool first opens to those who were on the waiting list the previous year, then to friends and family members of the students, then to the community.
Parents/caregivers of the preschoolers are asked at this time to share with the high school students that will be working with their child pertinent information regarding (1) who will be picking up the child, (2) any health problems they need to be aware of, and (3) name/nickname they desire the students call their child.
The last day of preschool, parents/caregivers and family are invited to join the class in a short and very informal graduation ceremony towards the end of the scheduled preschool time.
www.humboldt.k12.nv.us /mkillion/preschoo.htm   (1089 words)

  
 Preschool Lesson Plans - Kindergarten Themes - FunLessonPlans.com
Preschool lesson plans with preschool themes for daycare, kindergarten, homeschool, or home activities.
Preschool lesson plans and themes have children's games, crafts, health and manners lessons, and worksheets.
Preschool theme weeks are for pre-K teachers and classroom activities in daycare, kindergarten, homeschool or home.
www.funlessonplans.com   (206 words)

  
 ::: Peace Lutheran Church > Okeechobee, Florida > Preschool :::
The administration, faculty and staff of Peace Lutheran Preschool believe that education is valuable and that the initial educational experiences of a child contribute greatly to his or her future success.
It is our intent that the children will exit our Preschool program with the necessary skills for entry into a kindergarten program in a public or faith-based school with a strong Christian foundation.
All children entering Preschool for the first time must present an immunization certificate and a form from their physician stating they are in good health.
www.peaceokee.org /preschool.shtml   (769 words)

  
 DIAL's Learning Organizations for Technology Integration Grant
First-School features fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, printable activities, calendar of events, and other resources for children of preschool age.
The preschool lesson plans and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten level (ages 2 to 6).
Preschool Express has lesson plans and teaching resources as well as activities that parents or grandparents can do with their children at home.
www.sddial.org /lofti/preschool.htm   (201 words)

  
 Gayle's Preschool Rainbow - Activity Central
Preschool education activities and early childhood education lesson plans that give preschool children choices.
Preschool children have fun learning the letters of the alphabet when early childhood teachers use these activity plans and games in their classrooms.
Preschool activities, themes and ideas that enrich year round early childhood curriculum.
www.preschoolrainbow.org   (569 words)

  
 Berry Best Preschool Program: Preschool Activities
The preschool curriculum and crafts are developed for a mixed age group for early childhood ages 2-5.
The preschool curriculum teaches children the essential requirements to prepare your child or childcare group for kindergarten.
The preschool program is packed loose in a box and ready for the childcare provider, parent or home school teacher to start the preschool learning lesson plans.
www.preschool-program.com   (441 words)

  
 Little Ark Preschool - Top Vancouver preschools inspired by Reggio Emilia approach
Little Ark Preschool is one of the most highly regarded Vancouver preschools in British Columbia, operated by West Point Grey Baptist Church opened its doors in 1970.
In 2003 Little Ark Preschool is still around and is well known in the Point Grey community for its pre-education classes and for being a leader in learning for Vancouver preschools.
The preschool now caters to over 50 families in the community and is one of the top Vancouver preschools.
www.littlearkpreschool.com   (352 words)

  
 A Stepping Stone Foundation, Preschool, Family Literacy, Phoenix, Arizona
Our legacy past, our present, and our future are to provide equal opportunity for a preschool education to all 3 and 4 year old children, and support family literacy through adult education, regardless of economic status.
Our requirement that parents volunteer in the preschool classroom and allow home visits by the teacher, underscores the importance of education and family literacy to the parents.
Our providing tuition free child care and enrichment for the siblings of the preschool students allows the parents to fulfill the participation requirements of the family literacy component, and demonstrates the importance of education to the children.
www.asteppingstone.org   (477 words)

  
 Ypsilanti preschool program's results prompt a call to expand
Now, decades later, their successes as adults are fueling a push for more quality preschool programs for low-income youth.
Those who received a quality preschool program have higher earnings, are more likely to hold a job, have committed fewer crimes and were more likely to have graduated from high school than those in the study who didn't take part in the program.
A preschool program has to have certain elements in place to achieve the kind of success that the Perry program did, Buch said.
www.freep.com /news/education/preschoole18w_20041118.htm   (512 words)

  
 SuperKids Software Review of Preschool Software.
Fisher-Price Ready for PreSchool [for ages 2 to 4] from Knowledge Adventure, provides a fun way for the young child to acquire beginning computer, early pre-reading, and pre-math skills through engaging activities.
Sesame Street Elmo's PreSchool [for ages 2 to 5] from Creative Wonders, is best for the very young computer user who is content with simple, straightforward pre-reading and pre-math activities.
Seuss Preschool [for ages 2 to 4] from Broderbund is a solid choice for kids who love Dr. Seuss characters.
www.superkids.com /aweb/pages/reviews/multisub/preschoo/1/sw_sum1.shtml   (534 words)

  
 Index
Preschool California wants every child in California to have the opportunity to go to quality preschool.
Preschool should be more than just a special program for the poor, or a private advantage accessible only to the well-to-do. It should be a voluntary opportunity for every child in California.
The Economic Policy Institute issued a California report on the decline in the preschool profession since the 1980s.
www.preschoolcalifornia.org   (161 words)

  
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We partner with parents to help children ages 2 to 5 grow and develop curiosity, a love of learning and a positive sense of their importance in the world.
Through dynamic, developmentally appropriate activities, the Washington DCJCC Preschool helps children learn fine and gross motor skills, pre-math and pre-reading concepts, cognitive skills and the development of social and emotional skills.
The Washington DCJCC Preschool partners with families to help children grow and develop curiosity, a love of learning and a positive sense of their importance in this world.
www.dcjcc.org /kidsparents/preschool   (295 words)

  
 Preschool Teachers
Preschool Teachers work in child development facilities: preschools, day care centers, public and private elementary schools, and employer sponsored centers both-on site and off site.
Preschool Teachers introduce and direct art, music, language communication, play, and other creative activities.
WORKING CONDITIONS Preschools are usually located in pleasant surroundings in converted houses, churches, new or remodeled buildings in business districts, public parks, playgrounds, and public and private schools.
www.calmis.cahwnet.gov /file/occguide/TEACHPRE.HTM   (749 words)

  
 Preschool Lesson Plans - Kindergarten Themes - FunLessonPlans.com
Kindergarten themes, preschool themes, pre-k themes, themes for daycare, homeschool, and home, preschool lesson plans, kindergarten lesson plans, lesson plans for parents, teachers, daycare, kindergarten, pre-k, homeschool, and home, children's free printables for kindergarten and preschool crafts, games, and preschool activities.
A preschool craft, activity, and lesson is a free printables preschool worksheet and craft.
Purchase just one copy of a preschool lesson plans electronic-booklet and duplicate the lesson plans, songs, games, health and manners lessons, crafts, and activity pages for teachers and all of the children in your classroom.
www.funlessonplans.com /sitemap.htm   (993 words)

  
 Preschool: Education and Learning
While kindergarten marks an important transition from preschool to the primary grades, it is important that children still get to be childrenAt this stage, children are already eager to learn and possess an innate curiosity.
Because of this variation in the home environment, many children need high-quality preschool and school environments and excellent primary instruction to be sure of reading success.
This digest addresses public schooling for four-year-olds and preschoolers, structural and demographic trends, research results, age and child and family characteristics, subgroups that might be served, types of programs, and location of programs.
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/pages/preschoolers.education.html   (5384 words)

  
 Welcome to Tiddlywinks Preschool in Cannock
Tiddlywinks is a preschool for children in Cannock, Staffordshire.
Our fully qualified staff are dedicated to providing the children with a fun, friendly environment in which to grow and develop in a positive and healthy direction.
If you require any further information please drop by during these hours, or you can either contact the preschool manager, Tina Jackson at staff@tiddlywinks-preschool.co.uk, or by phone on 07896064446.
www.tiddlywinks-preschool.co.uk   (297 words)

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