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Friendships are an important part of childhood and they typically progress through phases. Describes children's friendship pattern from age 3 to adolescents.
Describes the similarities and differences between infant/toddler, preschool, child-care, children with special needs, and primary education programs.
Reviews types of standardized tests that may be administered to preschoolers including readiness, achievement, screening, diagnostic, and intelligence tests.
There is an increasing population of male students who have developed a distaste for school. What's changed in American education over the past 30 years?
Early Childhood Screening is probably not something that most parents are familiar with, but heads-up: it may be coming to your area soon!
Stumped for the perfect gift for your grad? These six books take kids from grade school to grown-up with insights that will stay with them for years.
How can you celebrate your child's first day of school? Here are 5 creative and inexpensive ways you can kick off the new school year.
At first glance, early math instruction looks like easy kids' stuff.  But for a child things are quite different, here's how to help.
It's called a 'gap year.' And the concept is now starting to gain significant steam here in America.
Kids are not always ready to read by age five, and pushing them can have negative effects.  Why parents should respect their child's natural reading pace.
Here's what President-elect Barack Obama's plan for early childhood education looks like and what it will mean for young children across the country.
As a parent, what can you do to prevent teen pregnancy? Plenty, it turns out!
Does your teen need (or want) a fifth year of high school?  A parents' guide to understanding the post-graduate year.
Bedtime routines may not be popular among little ones, but they pay off, for the brain and body. A recent study showed that 7-year-olds with consistent bedtimes tested better in reading, math and spatial comprehension, versus kids with sudden changes in bedtimes. If your kid has been spending summer going to bed and waking up late, you'd better start easing him back to a school-appropriate sleep schedule. The earlier you start, the easier it is. Learn how!
The standards in this article are intended for 4-year-old children. It includes standards for singing and playing instruments, creating music and understanding
A summary of the process of identifying school-age children with special needs and an an introduction to early intervention services.
By the preschool years, most children are spending time on computers . But is it healthy for preschoolers to be interacting with computers?
Rick Lavoie, renowned expert on learning disabilities, shares practical tips for helping kids start the school year smoothly.
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