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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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The studies reviewed suggest that compensatory preschool education has an important effect on long term school success, especially as indicated by school attainment, retention, and special education placement, but do not find that there are persistent effects on IQ or, usually, achievement.
Trifunovic's canton, which has been working with Unicef on preschool education for several years, has 22 preschool institutions included in the Dubai Cares programme.
Preschool education policies, such as the Kindergarten Work Regulations and Procedures (National Education Committee, 1996) and the Kindergarten Management Bylaw (National Education Committee, 1990), played an influential role in the development of a quality rating system at the provincial level.
"Our objective is to make Intilaka a reference name in the Kingdom for high-quality preschool education. Our objective is to be able in a few years to look back and demonstrate with actual facts that our Intilaka children are better students and more rounded individuals who are better prepared for what awaits them in the future," said Al-Dakheel.
To address these issues, the Promoting Early Childhood Development Project will finance a number of activities to improve the quality of preschool education, including improving access to good quality early learning environments, promoting partnerships with the private sector and enabling the systematic measurement of education quality for informed policy making, strategic planning and monitoring.
240-hour preschool education was received by 95,810 children aged from 5.5 to 7.
Despite a government mandate requiring children between those ages to complete 150 hours of preschool education, only about 13 per cent are currently enrolled -- up from six per cent in 2006.
The Ministry of Preschool Education, the World Bank and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) co-organized an international conference on the relevance of innovative learning environment for children's holistic development in Uzbekistan's preschools.
Additional 4 thousand preschool education institutions will be built in Kazakhstan until 2020 within the framework of the implementation of Balapan Program and state program of education development, Minister of Education and Science Aslan Sarinzhipov said at the August meeting of education workers of Kazakhstan.
ERIC Descriptors: Foreign Countries; Preschool Education; Educational Quality; Educational Improvement; Intervention; Program Effectiveness; Program Evaluation; Faculty Development; Preschool Teachers; Kindergarten; Language Skills; Health Promotion; Socioeconomic Influences; Public Schools; Randomized Controlled Trials; Language Proficiency; Second Language Learning; English (Second Language); Surveys