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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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For Parents, Universal Pre-K Also Brings Economic Gain

In addition to providing life-changing educational opportunities for children, free Universal Pre-K also saves the average family as much as $10,000 a year in childcare costs.
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Friends of Crown Heights Zadie Davis Academy Dedicated

The former Tabernacle Church of God in Christ Day Care Center at 34-52 Kosciuszko Street in Brooklyn's historic Bedford Stuyvesant section is now officially renamed for incumbent Executive Director Zadie Davis.
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Language Deficit begins in Infancy

A landmark study by psychologists at Stanford University reveals that the language gap between rich and poor children may begin as early as infancy; the 2-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind their more affluent peers in language development. But the good news is that regardless of economic circumstances, parents who use more and richer language with their infants can help their child to learn more quickly. The key is to talk to your baby early and often: parents who talk more with their children in an engaging and supportive way have kids who are more likely to develop their full intellectual potential than kids who hear very little child-directed speech.
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Celebrating Black History and Diversity Builds Self Esteem and Empathy.

Every February, teachers across America highlight the important contributions that African Americans have made to United States history, culture, and economy.
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