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Swimming lessons a success at Leap & Bound Academy

Swimming lessons at Leap & Bound are done for the summer! Four out of five respondents to a recent survey were very or extremely satisfied with their child’s progress in the lessons.  They also said they would be one of the first to sign up next year. All of them said that their child seemed to enjoy the lessons and that they talked about the lessons at home. One child started out being so upset about the water that she didn’t want...

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Preschool Simi Valley : Emergent Literacy Skills in Preschool, continued

Preschool Simi Valley : Although there are countless examples of preschoolers learning how to read, most of the instruction in early childhood education focuses on pre-reading and pre-writing or emergent literacy skills. These precursors to actual reading and writing develop through cognitively challenging talk, exposure to rare words, shared book reading, reading to students using dialogic reading techniques, play, and use of playful...

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Simi Valley Childcare: Emergent Literacy Skills in Preschool

Simi Valley Childcare: Last year, only one third of the nation’s fourth graders read at a proficient level or better and the same number read at a basic level. This means that one third of all fourth grade students in the United States cannot read and this number has not changed much since 1992, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Federal programs base the funding they dole out to school districts on the...

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Early Childhood Education and multiple learning styles.

In early childhood education it is more important than in any other grade to incorporate the tools needed to teach to multiple learning styles (See Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences). I am reminded of the cartoonist idea of trying to herd cats – it’s just not possible. And trying to teach a preschooler how to do math when that is clearly not something they want to do is much the same. In early childhood education, the trick is to make...

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Preschool Simi Valley Lunch Guidelines

As a preschool Simi Valley, we want to deliver whole-life learning. This curriculum includes not only the ABC’s and 123’s but subjects like personal hygiene and nutrition. As such, what children eat at lunchtime is extremely important for several reasons. Highly nutritious food, low in sugar, helps every child get the vital nutrients they need for their growing bodies and it helps them rest better during nap time. This translates into...

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Simi Valley Child care: at work with Ms. Ana

Simi Valley child care: when teaching young children, one must love learning and be willing to share that love with others. Studies have shown that there is one attribute that stands out as common to good early childhood educators: whether or not they have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Teachers with Bachelor’s Degrees overwhelmingly  have better discipline in their classroom. They have fewer incidences of children hurting other...

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Early Childhood Education Summer Program

Early childhood education. Did you know that children who are left to play over the summer months start the school year behind others academically? And they never get the chance to catch up! As each year sees the same behavior, these children get further and further behind their peers. As a parent who wants my child to succeed in school, I took them to the library programs every week when they were young. We did the crafts and played the...

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