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preschool education:

see kindergartenkindergarten
[Ger.,=garden of children], system of preschool education. Friedrich Froebel designed (1837) the kindergarten to provide an educational situation less formal than that of the elementary school but one in which children's creative play instincts would be organized
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; nursery schoolnursery school,
educational institution for children from two to four years of age. It is distinguishable from a day nursery in that it serves children of both working and nonworking parents, rarely receives public funds, and has as its primary objective to promote the social
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Americans generally regard preschool education as important and widely favor the use of federal funding to make preschool programs available to all U.
For preschool education, specifically, reforms sought a more individualized approach to education, upgrading of teacher education, democratizing the administration and financing of institutions, and the creation of four million new places (USSR, 1992).
Minister of Education for the Zenica Doboj Canton, which has responsibility for Visoko Kindergarten, Mirko Trifunovic says one of the reasons preschool education is so important is to stop prejudice before it develops.
We teach parents how to bring an outstanding preschool education into their own home," says Teacher Lee.
Research from economists, neuroscientists, and educators supports these claims, and suggests that, while all children gain from participating in preschool education, the gains are even greater and longer lasting for children of poverty (Isaacs, 2007; Wong, Cook, Barnett, & Jung, 2008).
Al-Dakheel described the school's mission as helping to provide the opportunity for a quality preschool education for every child.
The concept of preschool education has emerged as one of the most lucrative segments of the Indian education market.
7 million to kickstart ailing preschool education in the divided Baltic state of Bosnia, with an eye to lifting the sector globally.
In China, the Central People's Government (2010) recently promulgated the Compendium far China's Mid- and Long-Term Education Development, which declared that 95% of Chinese children should receive at least one year of preschool education, while 75% of children should receive a three-year preschool education by 2020.
As these community-owned preschools padlock their doors, freedom of choice in preschool education would vanish, and the door would slam shut on quality preschool education for the low-income families who most need it.
Nearly nine of 10 voters believe state governments should provide enough funding so every family can send its 3- and 4-year-old children to high-quality preschool education programs, according to the recent poll results from the education group, which is part of Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education.
Pledges Continued Commitment Towards Making Quality Preschool Education Universally Accessible Among Children in Los Angeles County