preschool 

Kids Punctured by Syringes 'Donated' to Preschool

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A box of medical items was donated to a New Mexico preschool so children could play doctor.
Instead, at least four of them may find themselves in the role of patient after getting punctured by syringes in the bo...
No one apparently knew about the needles or who gave them to the preschool.

Colorado Child Care Rules Could Require Racially Diverse Dolls, 'Culturally Sensitive' Activities

Day care providers may be required to have diverse doll collections. Credit: Amazon Want to be a licensed day care provider in Colorado? You could face a mountain of rules if a newly proposed set of regulations from the Department of H...Ninety-eight pages of proposed rules have some crying micro-management.

Kids Play Within Their Ethnic Groups, but Make Others Welcome

Children are willing to make accommodations to let insiders into their group. Credit: Getty Images "A boy like that will give you sorrow. You'll meet another boy tomorrow. One of your own kind. Stick to your own kind." (Anita to Maria ...Study reveals how well kids, left on their own, interact among ethnic groups.

Preschool Makes for Happier Adults, Study Finds

These girls must have gone to preschool! Credit: Getty Images
Children who went to preschool 25 years ago are better off as adults because of it.
They are better educated and make more money than their peers who put off school until...
Preschool graduates are less likely abuse drugs or become criminals.

Government Offers $500M in State Grants for Preschool

Obama plans to hand out $500 million in education grants to preschools. Credit: Steve Pope, AP WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans to hand out $500 million in education grants aimed at helping young children, in the third ...The Obama administration plans to hand out $500 million in education grants aimed at helping young children.

School Uniforms for the Day Care Set a Growing Trend

At what age should kids start wearing school uniforms? Credit: Getty
Note to parents: Add khaki pull-ups, polo shirts and navy skorts to the boxes of tissues, paint smocks and juice boxes on your toddler's school supply checklist.
A...
Do toddlers need to wear school uniforms at preschool? Some are saying yes.

SmackDown: Should Parents Expect Pricey Preschools to Get Their Kids into the Ivy League?

Look, Ma! I'm preschool valedictorian! Illustration by Dori Hartley
Parent Deserves Preschool Services She Paid (a Lot) to Receive by Tom Henderson Academic pressure can wait. Preschool should be a time for singi...
A N.Y. mom is suing her child's former preschool for not delivering on its academic promises. Discuss.

Preschooler, 3, Suspended for Potty Mishaps

Many schools enforce potty training policies -- but are they fair? Credit: Corbis Parents typically have a checklist of questions they want answered when enrolling their toddlers in preschool. Here's a new one to add: "What happens if ...The child's mom wants the school district to change its policy on potty training preschoolers.

What Would You Do if Your Child Was Suspended for Not Being Potty Trained?

Start working on potty training if you don't want your kid to get suspended. Credit: Getty Images A recent article in the Washington Post tells the tale of 3-year-old Zoe, who was -- no joke -- suspended from Arlington Public Schools' ...A recent article in the Washington Post tells the tale of 3-year-old Zoe, who was suspended from Arlington Public Schools' Montessori preschool for not being potty trained.

Top 100 Books for Preschoolers: ParentDish Picks

Who doesn't love Amelia Bedelia? Credit: Amazon Even though children are preparing to go to school, parents are encouraged to keep reading to their kids during the preschool years. Letter recognition and other important reading skill...Letter recognition and other important reading skills start during this time and help lay the foundation for learning to read, so these books will keep your preschooler busy.

Fewer Latino Children in Preschool, Study Finds

Without preschool, the education gap between Latinos and their peers starts earlier. Credit: Getty Images
Attendance in preschools for Latino tots lags far behind the national average, with Latino parents half as likely to enroll their kids in ...
About 35 percent of Latino 4-year-olds attended some type of preschool, while 66 percent of white children and 54 percent of African American children enrolled, the findings show.

Dealing With Separation Issues at Daycare Drop-Off

Be strong when your child starts crying. Credit: Getty Images
You're out of the house on time, with the whole family fed and dressed for the day. Now comes the hard part: Saying goodbye at daycare as a tearful toddler begs you not to go. "It's...
You're out of the house on time, with the whole family fed and dressed for the day. Now comes the hard part: Saying goodbye at daycare as a tearful toddler begs you not to go.

4-year-olds Learn More Through Teacher Interaction Than in Free Play, Study Shows

Your child spends his hours at preschool happily building giant towns with colorless wooden blocks or sitting quietly in a corner, mesmerized by the pages of the book he's flipping through. This is how kids learn, right? Actually, maybe not. A n...Your child spends his hours at preschool happily building giant towns with colorless wooden blocks or sitting quietly in a corner, mesmerized by the pages of the book he's flipping through. This is how kids learn, right? Actually, maybe not. A new study shows that 4-year-olds make more significant gains in early language and math skills when being guided by a teacher.

Well-funded Preschool Programs Reduce Crime, Report Says

Wanna keep your kids out of cuffs? Send them to preschool. Credit: banspy, Flickr
Still not sure if you want to send your kid to preschool? You might want to pay attention to this: A new study says kids who don't attend preschool are twic...
A new study says kids who don't attend preschool are twice as likely to be arrested for violent crimes by the time they're 40.

Eco-Friendly Mats Make Nap Time Healthier

Cotton beats vinyl every time. Credit: SewnNatural
Say no to PVC, phthalates and any other nasty toxins that may be lurking in your child's vinyl or polyester nap mat. SewnNatural carries a full line of eco-friendly nap mats that are perfect...

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