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mtringali ::: Featured, Lesley Ellis School

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Lesley Ellis students Catherine Capeci and Hayley Kwoun, both of Winchester, won prizes in the Harvard Coop’s Annual K through 8 Poetry Contest. Catherine, a third grader, won first place for her poems “Pen” and “Pencil,” and Hayley, a second-grader, tied for third place with her series of poems called “Small Injuries.” Each student has her poetry on exhibit at the Coop.

mtringali ::: Research

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Studies show that having good sleep habits and a regular bedtime was the most consistent predictor of positive developmental outcomes at 4 years of age.  Scores for receptive and expressive language, phonological awareness, literacy and early math abilities were higher in children whose parents reported having rules about what time their child goes to bed. 

mari ::: Research


CNN is reporting on a study asserting that about 21 percent of children in the United States will be living below the poverty line in 2010, the highest rate in 20 years.

The study was funded by the private philanthropy Foundation for Child Development at Duke University.

mari ::: Research

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