Bush Did It? Federal Education Budget Not Cut!

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In fact, this years proposed federal budget seeks further spending for education on top of the past steady increases throughout the Bush administration. see White House.gov and U.S. Department of Education

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What Should My Child Be Learning At Day Care?

Children's Aid Society's Philip Coltoff Center
Children's Aid Society's Philip Coltoff Center

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So your toddler is at pre school and you are wondering what exactly are they teaching. Also, is my child keeping up with the with the other children? Here are a few all important tips on what your child should be learning:

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How to Teach Reading and Writing to Your Preschooler at Home

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So you swear that you have a little genius and you want him to stay ahead of the class. You begin to wonder, what can I do to teach him at home.

The most important thing I must emphasize is to never NEVER force a child to learn academically. Learning needs to be fun and interesting. Forcing a child who is not ready or willing, will create resentment and cause many problems in life. Remember learning comes in many ways, and children are using learning skills when they are trying to socialize and assimilating to the school experience. These are all valid skills and should not be ignored. If your little genius is ready, then how will you know?

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Is This Day Care or Nursery Program Right for My Child?

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So you have found this program that you think you want your child to be a part of but have this nagging feeling of is this program right for him? The best way to ensure this is to observe your child and ask the following questions: Does my child like large groups of children when we go to playgroups or birthday parties, or does he do better in smaller intimate play groups?

Is my child artistic? Does this program do a lot of art? Does my child love to read? Does this program have a lot of story time? Does my child love to build, or work with trains? You get the point, think of your child’s interest and match it to what the program offers. A child who loves art and creativity may not do as well in a school that focuses mostly on academic skills.

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Relying on Schools to Teach Our Young Children…

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This topic can be very touchy for most parents. I have been on both sides of the coin as a teacher and as a parent. At every back to school night that I have been to I often here parents asking, ? What is the curriculum for my two or three year old.? Parents await and answer that tells them exactly what their child will learn and expect that their children will be reading and writing by the end of the year.

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