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Books, Books, Books!

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 04.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

When we provide children the gift of books and language, we are providing them with imaginative experiences that are important in building a nation of creative thinkers and innovators.

'Sex Games' At School Angers Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

Parents of a two kindergarteners at PS 189 in New York, N. Y. say a group of students 'explored their private parts' by taking off their clothes, and ...

In These Halls

Brandy Ferner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

I do realize that just as these halls have the possibility of dimming my son's light, they also have the possibility -- and actually the intention of -- brightening my son's light and of giving him confidence, coping skills and pleasant memories.

California Plan To Scrap Kindergarten Program Spurs Protest

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — California educators and childcare advocates are protesting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to scrap a new program for children who are ...

What You Don't Know About People

Sam Sommers | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

You've been lied to. Or, at the very least, misled. It's simply not true that everything you need to know about life you learned in Kindergarten.

EdTech for the Younger Ones? Not Without Trained Teachers

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Amid the agitation over childhood in the digital age, two visions are battling it out.

California To Add New Grade Pre-Kindergarten

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

California is looking to add a new grade to its elementary schools that would place students who turn 5 between September and December in kindergarten...

Just Say "No" to Keyboarding in Kindergarten

Rae Pica | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education
Rae Pica

If handwriting is no longer to be used as a form of communication but the computer is, at what age should children be learning keyboarding skills?

Kindergartener Brings Crack Pipe To Show And Tell

Posted 11.20.2011 | Crime

Trying to impress your classmates with bizarre and surprising show-and-tell items is fine -- some might say it's even part of growing up. But one Miss...

Kindergartener Delivered To Wrong Bus Stop Found 'Crying And Wandering'

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

Flaws in the oversight of a south suburban school district's bus route caused a Richton Park 5-year-old to have a traumatic first day of kindergarten....

The Faithful Shopper: Back to School for the City Cool

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Tots adore Crocs' rainbow, plastic footwear, and the company has expanded the empire with tons of new styles, sneakers, and backpacks galore.

Kicking Off Kindergarten With Confidence

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 10.11.2011 | Parents
Sharon Duke Estroff

Preparing a child for the first day of kindergarten is among the most bittersweet tasks of our parental careers.

Death, Kindergarten And What The Topics Have In Common

JD Roberto | Posted 10.06.2011 | Parents
JD Roberto

We weren't really talking about death or kindergarten, we were talking about change. These two seemingly ill-matched topics were, in fact, a perfect pairing in the mind of a thoughtful five-year-old.

80-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher Sues Over Firing

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- She was teaching kindergarten at 80, but Lillie Leon wasn't ready to close the classroom door on her career. But school administrators ma...

Is Pre-K Testing and Accountability Coming?

Rae Pica | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

There are numerous experts who tell us that standardized tests are indicative of neither intelligence nor potential. But we are a nation that insists upon quantification -- whether we like it or not, whether it's good for us or not.

Funding Woes Put Kindergarten at Risk

Laura Bornfreund | Posted 08.17.2011 | Education
Laura Bornfreund

Even in a difficult financial situation, we can't afford to slide backwards when it comes to providing a strong early education for young children.

Should Kindergartner Be Expelled For Touching Teacher's Thighs?

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — A judge has overturned a kindergartner's expulsion from a Philadelphia charter school for touching his teacher's thighs after she...

Cracking Under Preschool Pressure

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 08.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

Abundant studies show that social and emotional skills are the most important barometer for kindergarten readiness. So why do parents feel driven to push their kids into academic learning so early?

The Kindergarten Cutoff Debate -- Maybe It's Adults Who Need Help with Learning

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Educators and the public need to move beyond the assumption that children of the same age are all the same. They are not, whether they are more or less advantaged!

Fast-Tracking to Kindergarten? How About a Good Track to Learning in Kindergarten and Beyond?

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.18.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

There are the two views of early education that have been pitted against each other for decades: pouring knowledge into children to build bigger brains or putting them out side and giving them opportunities to play.

Redshirting Kindergarten: Should Education Be A Competition?

Tom Matlack | Posted 07.15.2011 | Education
Tom Matlack

Families are holding back their sons at the age of five in order to increase their competitive advantage, following the line of thinking used to produce professional hockey players.

Learning to Read: How Young is Too Young?

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Parents and caregivers should be reading books to and conversing with babies and toddlers, no doubt about it. But this is a far cry from repetitive training. Babies need and deserve more than flashcards.

How Did Kindergartner Get Gun?

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 06.20.2011 | Education

HOUSTON — Police are trying to determine how a Houston kindergartener got a loaded gun that he brought to an elementary school, where officials ...

Kindergarten 2.0: The iPad Comes To Class

AP | By CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 06.13.2011 | Technology

PORTLAND, Maine -- Kindergarten classes are supplementing crayons, finger paints and flashcards with iPads, a development that excites supporters but ...

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."