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PACE 46th Annual Education Conference in Ontario California
PACE 46th Annual Education Conference
Oct. 16-18, 2015
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PACE is still actively seeking workshop presenters for its PACE 46th Annual Education Conference. If your application is accepted you can attend the conference at 50% off your registration fee? Click here for the application form.
PACE licensing tune-up kit 2015
If you didn't get a chance to attend the Regional Licensing Training, we still have a few more tune-up kits for sale.
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PITC Webinar Series on Infant/Toddler Relationships, Interactions, and Guidance — Part I and II
This series is conducted by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division, in collaboration with the Program for Infant/Toddler Care, WestEd.
This webinar series is limited to California Educators.
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visit the PITC Webinars page.
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Free webinar on the 'Quality Assist' online professional development courses offered from Kaplan
To register for this webinar being held Friday, May 8, 2015, at 10a.m. please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a description of the Quality Assist program. It is in depth, high quality and interactive. Also very affordable.
Creative art activities promote development
Five-year-old Jason, decided to draw and color a picture of flowers for his mother. Working at the kitchen table, he continued until he felt his picture was the best possible. When finished, he walked over to his mom with a big smile on his face and said, "Shut your eyes and hold out your hands. I made something beautiful for you!" When his mother looked at the drawing, she asked, "Well ... what is it?"
Study: Racial and economic segregation starts in preschool
Policymakers haven't paid attention to troubling racial and economic disparities in preschool, leading to a segregated system where low-income and minority children are often attending low-quality and non-diverse early-childhood programs, according to a new report from researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York. "A Better Start: Why Classroom Diversity in Preschool Matters" says that access to preschool has increased, and that the population of children attending preschool has become more diverse. But that diversity in the child population overall has not translated into diversity in individual preschool classrooms, the study asserts.
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Early child care experiences play role in kids' future
Children who use center-based child care and multiple care arrangements across their early years are better prepared for school, a new QUT study has found. Dr. Chrystal Whiteford, from QUT's Faculty of Education, said early child care played an important role in children's future academic, behavioral and health outcomes with child care experiences as an infant and toddler having positive and negative effects on children aged 4-5 and 6-7.
Popular Los Angeles preschool language program is targeted once again
A popular and well-regarded preschool program in Los Angeles, which was created more than three decades ago to help children and their parents in low-income, racially and ethnically isolated neighborhoods of the city, would be shut down over the next two years under a district proposal to cut costs. The specialized program, known as the School Readiness Language Development Program, has been in the budget-cutting crosshairs for several years.
Will preschool choice affect your child's college admission?
Over the course of nearly a decade in college admissions, I've heard one question more often than any other from students and parents alike: "What should I do to get [my child] into X school?" While it's unsurprising to hear this query when an applicant is in high school, it's becoming more and more common to hear it about students who are nowhere near the application process itself. Some parents now even believe that choosing the right preschool can impact their child's chances for admission. Such obsession is troubling, as it shows a profound misunderstanding of how the college application process works and what admissions committees across the country really value. Instead of worrying about grade school teachers or t-ball participation, here are four factors that truly matter when applying to college.
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Opening the door to parent engagement
Have you ever heard of the 30 million word gap? In 1995, researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley released the findings of their intensive multi-year study of 42 families (from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds) and the influence of a child's early experiences on their vocabulary development. Hart and Risley discovered large differences in language use among different income groups and extrapolated that by the time a low-income child reaches the age of 3 they will have heard 30 million less words than their higher-income peers. These findings were hugely influential (and still are) and helped to shed light on the urgency of early intervention to close these gaps.
When is a child too sick for daycare? Study explores parents' decision-making
It's a common dilemma faced by many working parents: your child has a cough or a cold, do you send them to nursery? Researchers from the University of Bristol have, for the first time, investigated the process of decision-making that parents go through when faced with this situation. The research, published in The Journal of Public Health, reports that parents viewed coughs and colds as less serious and not as contagious as sickness and diarrhoea symptoms.
Mind the readiness gap
U.S. News & World Report
The research is clear: The early years of a child's life are some of the most formative for his or her cognitive and emotional development. Given the importance of early learning and the growing consensus surrounding the benefits of quality preschool programs, it's no surprise that local, state and federal leaders nationwide, of all political stripes, have begun rallying behind efforts to expand access to high-quality early childhood programs.
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