Read for the Record Day: the largest shared reading experience ever as people around the world are reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.
What will kindergarten be like? How do I know if my child is ready? How can we prepare for the first day? These questions and more are addressed in “Ready for Success: What Families Want to Know About Starting School in Nebraska” published by the Nebraska Department of Education.
March and April are reading months — check out the many promotions aimed at reading to children from birth.
New Census data show 42% of Nebraska children ages 0-5 continue to be at risk of failing in school. They are located throughout the state and in rural and metro areas.
A new study finds that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrived at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviorally than their peers.
Kindergarten requires a unique approach to teaching that merges the education styles of preschool and the primary grades.
In recent years, Nebraska has opened new opportunities for genuine investment in the development of children who stand to lose or gain the most from their earliest experiences. Among these, the Sixpence Early Learning Fund rises to the top as an investment opportunity that meets the most stringent criteria for quality, fiscal accountability and demonstrable results.
Babies are born learners, and the number of quality interactions they experience in their earliest months and years heavily influences how they develop and succeed later. In recognition of the importance of early literacy and family literacy, Governor Dave Heineman has proclaimed November “Read Aloud to a Child Month.”
The Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee is touring a Sixpence program in Broken Bow today to learn more about the innovative public-private partnership before holding a public hearing on its visioning process for a statewide strategic plan for education as mandated by LB1103.
If a parent reads to a child just 15 minutes a day starting at birth, by kindergarten, they will have shared 456.25 hours of reading together. The benefits for the child include a larger vocabulary, plus the security and confidence that result from a parent's one-on-one attention.
On the first day of kindergarten, the child who is ready to learn is not necessarily the one who can count to 20 or name all the colors in the rainbow, rather it’s the child who can pay attention, take turns, get along with others and follow directions.