Benefits of Park Prescriptions Noted in Washington PostNovember 23, 2009
Save the Date – EECO Winter Snow ConferenceNovember 24, 2009
Preschool Playtime Seen As Having Developmental Benefit.
The Washington Post (11/21, Brown) reported to the “untrained eye,” playtime in preschool “appears to be nothing more than a distraction from the real letters-and-numbers work of school. But research shows that it might be an essential part in determining these children’s social and emotional makeup as adults.” The “debate among early childhood educators over whether precious school hours should be spent on play has simmered for years. But it is intensifying as preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds, once the province of child-care centers, is increasingly embraced by public school systems to teach students the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten.”