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The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children

AUDIO: Suzanne Bouffard discusses her new book The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children. Bouffard examines American pre-schools in order to find out what young children need in the earliest years of school, and how we ensure that everyone gets it. She discusses the value of offering quality universal pre-K programs, including better language, literacy, problem-solving, math skills and better self-control.
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Is Your Child Lying to You? That's Good

Should parents be troubled when their kids start to deceive them? Odds are, most of us would say yes. But research suggests the opposite is true: Lying is not only normal; itís also a sign of intelligence.
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10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play

Play and learning are not separate activities: they are intertwined. Think about them as a science lecture with a lab. Play is the child’s lab.
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The Secret Power of Play

Nothing is as natural as a child at play. After a month of little more than eating and sleeping, infants begin to engage in play with their parents and the world around them. Left alone, young children will launch into imaginary play, inventing characters and stories. Put together with peers, children will almost instinctually organize games and activities.
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The Power of Play

Preschool — it's not just about the sandbox anymore. As elementary school becomes more rigorous, so does preschool. Children are expected to learn certain skills in preschool so that they are prepared for elementary school. Considering the limited time in a preschool setting and the pressure for success later on, where does play fit in?
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Despite Superior Performance, Pay Parity Eludes Some Pre-K Teachers

According to one recent report by the Campaign for Children and United Neighborhood Houses: By the city's own measures, Pre-K programs run by community-based organizations [like The Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers] outperform their public school counterparts in nine out of 10 quality metrics, including classroom organization and language reasoning.
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