Selected by U.S. Department of Ed
products and services from Scholastic Education, a leading
provider of research-based print and technology solutions proven
to raise reading achievement for students in grades pre-K and
above, have been selected by three of the five grant recipients
of the U.S. Department of Education 2005 Early Childhood Educator
Professional Development (ECEPD) Program. Local
education agencies across the country will use The Scholastic
Early Childhood Program, Scholastic Early Literacy Seminar
Series, Scholastic Early Childhood Today magazine, and thousands
of Scholastic’s children’s books as part of their
larger efforts to help prepare young, disadvantaged children
to enter school ready to learn.
of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College recently announced
that it will implement the Scholastic Early Childhood Program
and the Scholastic Early Literacy Seminar Series in day care
centers across Southern Texas as part of its grant award.
Early Childhood Program is a research-based, comprehensive
curriculum in English and Spanish that supports academic, social,
personal and physical development among pre-kindergarten students. The
program has a rich professional development component and includes
materials to foster a strong school-to-home connection. Participating
pre-school teachers in Southern Texas will also receive additional
professional development through the Scholastic Early Literacy
Seminar Series, in-person workshops on essential topics of
early literacy skills.
additional grant award recipients, the University of Tennessee,
Chattanooga and Children’s Forum, Inc. in Tallahassee,
FL, will implement additional Scholastic Early Childhood
products and services to support young children and educators
in their communities.
is committed to providing research-based curriculum materials
for young children that support the language acquisition, cognitive
development and pre-reading skills that are essential for school
success,” said Francie Alexander, Senior Vice President
and Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic. “We are proud
that three of the five grant recipients of the U.S. Department
of Education Early Childhood Educator Professional Development
Program have chosen Scholastic’s early childhood products
to help prepare their young children for reading and learning.”#
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