The purpose of this study was to explore the connections between young children‘s oral anguage vocabulary and children‘s reading of written language in beginning reading books. Oral language has been viewed as the foundation for emergent reading development as it provides the semantic base, syntactic base and phonological base for successfully moving from oral to written language. . . . more
Drop-off dread It is Monday morning and you are not dreading the morning traffic, or the meeting with your boss, but instead you fear the drop-off scene at your child's preschool. You are hoping that you will at least reach the school lobby before he cements his feet to the ground and screams "I am not going in there!" Separation difficulties can happen with any child at any time during their pres . . . more
Decile ranking was initially designed as an administrative system to categorise schools according to socio economic groupings and to allocate financial resources to schools in relation to their perceived need. It was believed that this method of resource allocation would reduce socio-economic disparity by enabling schools in lower socio-economic areas to address learning needs. Sch . . . more
What is a stand-down?
A stand-down is the formal removal of a student from school, by the principal, for a specified period. Stand-downs of a student can total no more than 5 school days in a term or 10 school days in a year.
For what reasons can a student be stood-down?
The principal has to be satisfied that:
the student?s bad behaviour is a harmful or dangerous exam . . . more
Where do you start?
It can be hard to know where to start when choosing an early childhood education service for your child.
With so many different ECE services available, it may be hard to choose the best one for you and your child.
Children do best where they can:
form bonds with people who care
be around people who have plenty of time to spend with them
enjoy having fun
be g . . . more
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Visiting the Stevenson Discovery Centre is a great way to introduce toddlers to Auckland Museum, exposing them to new educational experiences in a safe and stimulating environment. There are two choices of venue within the Stevenson Discovery Centre, both of which offer Early Childhood groups the chance to explore and learn ?hands-on? . . . more
Choosing an early childhood education service. The early years of a child?s learning make a significant difference to the way they develop and go on to learn throughout their lives. Getting it right at this vital stage will help to build the lifelong foundation of success for our children.Research shows that quality early childhood education has positive and lasting benefits for young c . . . more
Study shows lasting effects of Quality Early Childhood Education.Research released today reinforces the long-term benefits of quality early childhood education.---------------------------------Research released today reinforces the long-term benefits of quality early childhood education, says Education Minister Steve Maharey.The Competent Children, Competent Learners project began in 1993 and has . . . more
Toddlers who use a computer develop better learning skills than toddlers who do not.According to researchers in the US, toddlers who use a computer develop better learning skills than other toddlers who do not use a computer. Researchers studied 122 children, aged 3-5 years. The kids who used a computer three to four times a week got better scores on a test aimed at gauging school readiness and co . . . more
How can parents educate their children at home?
How can you stop children learning at home? You can't!
The foundation stage, is about children learning all the time - it is about young children learning how to make friends, become independent, recognise letters and numbers. It happens all the time, without you realising it.
Children are like sponges, they are absorbing things all the t . . . more