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Earlier this week, the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) released the “State of Preschool 2014” report. This report, studying programs for the 2013-2014 school year, focuses on state-funded prekindergarten programs throughout the United States. NIEER has been conducting this research and providing these yearly reports for over a decade. According to information in […]

President’s Day is Monday

President’s Day is Monday, February 18. Here are some ideas to help make this day meaningful. Read and discuss books about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Presidents’ Day.   Some possible books are listed below, but check with your school librarian or local librarian for additional books that might be available. Also, always read books yourself first […]

Young Children and the Flu

The news has been full of stories related to the severity of the influenza (flu) season for 2012-2013! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, individuals with the flu might exhibit some (but not necessarily all) of the following signs and symptoms: Fever* (or feeling feverish/chills) Cough Sore Throat Runny or Stuffy Nose Muscle […]

Free Books for Read Across America Day

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation is offering free books for The National Education   Association’s Read Across America Day on March 1, 2013. The deadline to order books is February 16th, 2013. Individuals desiring to take advantage of this opportunity should be aware that The Literacy Foundation does not pay the shipping charges, which amount to approximately […]