Category: Early Learning

Early Proficiency in Math and Language Arts Is Crucial

- Canada is no longer in the global top 10 of math scores. Anne Hopkinson, a former elementary school teacher, says that the Canadian approach to math education makes no sense – the primary curriculum being too extensive and not focusing enough on the fundamental skills. Do really young children need …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #172: Babies as Young as a Year-and-a-Half…

       

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The Importance of Talking to (Premature) Babies

- “Preemies” are at risk of language delay. According to a new study, exposing preterm babies to more adult language can improve their language skills at 18 months. Dr. Betty Vohr, a professor of pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I, compares the brain to a …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #171: How to Waste Young Minds…

       

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STEM Early Education: How to Prepare the Scientists and Engineers of Tomorrow

- In February, around 500 educators participated at the Early Childhood STEM Conference in Costa Mesa to discuss about the best ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. Learning through play was of course at the center of the discussion, but this was not the only topic. – “We …
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Too Many Children Are Unprepared to Excel in Kindergarten Due to Lack of Early Literacy Development at Home

- While reading at home with children is key to their kindergarten preparation, about 50 percent of them start school with insufficient reading skills, due to a lack in early literacy development at home. – When entering kindergarten, many children still don’t understand that any printed word has a meaning, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #170: Young Children Enter Kindergarten…

       

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The Scientific Evidence of Environmental Influence on Children’s Brain Development

- At a symposium held in January, 2014 in Toronto, world experts in the biology of child and brain development gathered with their peers specialized in the health and success of entire societies. The conference underscored the importance of public commitment to children’s health for the general prosperity of populations. – There …
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The Effects of Parenting on Children’s Academic Success

- According to a new study by researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the style of parenting has an influence on the academic achievement of African American boys as they transition from preschool to kindergarten. – The mothers of the kids …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #169: Literacy Development Starts Early…

       

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