Are You The Parent of A Young Child?
You may be deeply concerned, as we are, by the current push to institutionalize young children in government funded preschools. There is an over emphasis on intense early academic instruction particularly in the areas of reading, writing, and math. It is fueled by misguided politicians who have succumbed to pressure by teachers' unions and corporate interests that stand to profit from public preschools.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed to provide preschool access to all four-year-olds across America, regardless of a recent study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that said Head Start did not have long-term benefits, and that any initial positive impact completely vanished by the time a child reached third grade. In other words, government preschools are a waste of taxpayers' money. (To learn more read "The Government's Plan for Diapers to Diplomas.")
Additionally, these misguided preschool proponents encourage unproven methods of instruction that cause undue stress in young children leading to learning and behavioral problems.
Many parents instinctively feel the need to protect their little ones from this harmful educational fad. Instead of sending their little ones off to preschool, they teach them at home. Here are some learning activities, playful preschool curriculum, and games to get you started:
- Fun with Apples! - Fall signals an abundance of apples! Visit a u-pick apple orchard. Get fun, apple-themed learning activities that your kids will love.
- Fun with Fall Leaves! - Use the changes taking place in trees and in nature to learn about the world with these fun activities.
- Pumpkin Fun! - Take your child on an educational adventure with pumpkins!
- Cranberry Fun! - Cranberries are the ultimate source of edutainment for you and your young child.
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You will find an entire section of compiled research regarding the education of children ages three to five, inclusive of preschool, kindergarten and early education studies. Know the facts before you decide...
We invite you to explore the latest research about preschool and how young children learn best, read the articles, and enjoy the activities with your children that will help them develop to their full potential.
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Fall signals an abundance of apples! My family kicked off our homeschooling each and every year by visiting a u-pick apple orchard. Get fun curriculum ideas your kids will love. October 07, 2013 Diane Flynn Keith (owner of the assets that include Homefies.com , ClickSchooling.com , Carschooling.com , UniversalPreschool.com , and PapasPearls.com ) will not sell, rent, or otherwise make your personal information available to other people or organizations without your permission, except as may be required by law, and except in conjunction with the sale or transfer of these assets to another business. In the event that any portion or substantially all of Diane Flynn Keith's assets are acquired, member information will be transferred. July 15, 2013 When it comes to preschool, the race is on. I remember questions from other moms about what I was going to do regarding preschool when my oldest son was a baby. I said "we're homeschooling" because it was an easy answer and I had indeed thought about doing so, but still I felt compelled to check out preschools, to apply frantically, and to make a deposit so that my child wouldn't be left out of the race. July 15, 2013 Thank you for your interest in UniversalPreschool.com! Your feedback is important to us. We will do our best to respond to every email, if you desire a response. July 06, 2013 Celebrate the Summer with your little ones. The first day of Summer is normally on June 21st. Also called the Summer Solstice. To kick off the summer festivities break out the art supplies and invite your children to make their own sun. May 28, 2013