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VRWC offers preschool play and grow programs

Jan. 16, 2017—More than just a fun outing with your little one and bonding time with fellow parents and tots, our preschool programs help build your child’s self-esteem, gross motor skills, and much more.

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Preschool program for children with autism set to open

May. 8, 2014—A preschool program for children ages 18-36 months with autism or suspected autism is opening in mid-July at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center (BWC), with plans to expand to children ages 3-5 in the near future.

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Understanding the lifelong benefits of preschool

Nov. 7, 2013—High-quality preschool is an effective way to reduce social problems associated with poverty because it teaches children the psychological skills they need to succeed as adults, according to a Vanderbilt professor who studies the economics of human development.

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Positive classroom interactions vital to pre-K learning

Sep. 4, 2013—Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt's Peabody College for education and human development.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 27 – May 1

Apr. 24, 2013—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College faculty April 27 - May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.

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The Tennessean: Preschool effects greatest for those who need it most

Mar. 29, 2013—While critics of expanded preschool argue that their cognitive effects fade out after the first few years of schooling, they ignore a body of longer-term evidence that indicates impoverished students who experience a high-quality preschool program are less likely to repeat grades, to spend time in special education, to become teen parents or to get arrested, writes Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development.

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Sophisticated Talk: Robust preschool experience offers lasting effects on language and literacy

May. 22, 2012—New research from Peabody finds that preschool teachers’ use of sophisticated vocabulary and analytic talk about books, combined with early support for literacy in the home, can predict fourth-grade reading comprehension and word recognition.

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Books, Bubbles & Blues to benefit childhood literacy

Oct. 11, 2011—Books, Bubbles & Blues, the annual fundraiser for Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Loveless Barn. Enjoy champagne cocktails, a fall fashion show, rockin’ blues music and a silent auction that includes international trips, autographed guitars, jewelry and more. Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam...

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VUCast: Powering up Preschool

Sep. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt research shows what you should do to boost your young child’s brain power. Plus, want to smack someone? How the brain handles impulse control. And Coach Franklin talks the talk and walks the walk!

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