Preschool

Now the Mobile Phone in Every Student’s Pocket Can Be a Portable Classroom: Introducing CICERO-Teach Direct/Learn Direct®

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

In New York City alone, approximately 300,000 students are currently locked out of virtual classrooms.

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  • In New York City alone, approximately 300,000 students are currently locked out of virtual classrooms.
  • Set to debut in 4Q 2020, the CICERO Teach Direct/Learn Direct device, utilizing patented new Chipserver technology, transforms mobile devices into portable classrooms.
  • CICERO Teach Direct/Learn Direct is the brainchild of Saul Troen, professor of Biblical Archaeology at Hunter College in New York.
  • The need for CICERO Teach Direct/Learn Direct and remote learning has been underscored and made more urgent by the Coronavirus pandemic.

NRG Energy, Inc. Pledges $2 Million To COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:55pm

As the battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announces broad efforts to aid those on the front lines of the pandemic response and provide relief to people adversely impacted.

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  • As the battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announces broad efforts to aid those on the front lines of the pandemic response and provide relief to people adversely impacted.
  • The company is also allocating additional funding to the NRG Employee Relief Fund, which has been used in the past to assist employees adversely impacted by natural disasters and other extraordinary events.
  • NRG is committed to serving the communities where we live and work, and as a community, we will get through this.
  • PositiveNRG is NRG Energys charitable giving arm, focused on creating a positive impact for employees, customers and communities.

Raising A Reader Gives Parents Tips for Maintaining Regular Reading Routine for Children While Schools Are Closed

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:27pm

The number one reason parents usually give for not reading with their child more is lack of time, said Michelle Torgerson, president and CEO of Raising A Reader.

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  • The number one reason parents usually give for not reading with their child more is lack of time, said Michelle Torgerson, president and CEO of Raising A Reader.
  • Raising A Reader offers parents these tips for making the most of your time at home with your children:
    Reading can get lost in the shuffle of doing assignments and worksheets provided by schools and participating in online lessons.
  • Schedule a regular time to share books with your child, and establish a regular routine to ensure reading doesnt become a low priority and has the same importance as other educational activities.
  • Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Raising A Reader was founded in 1999 and has served more than 1.7 million children nationwide.

DMAI Launches Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Sit & Play™

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:00pm

AILA Sit & Play is a hands-free and worry-free device preloaded with an exclusive early preschool curriculum and unique AI software that customizes the learning experience for each child to meet important milestones.

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  • AILA Sit & Play is a hands-free and worry-free device preloaded with an exclusive early preschool curriculum and unique AI software that customizes the learning experience for each child to meet important milestones.
  • DMAI applied its extensive research into AI to develop AILA Sit & Play to help parents nurture and track growth of toddlers ages 12-36 months.
  • "From the moment a child can sit up, the learning accelerates as they have all senses exploring the world around them.
  • Families' introduction to AILA Sit & Play comes at a particularly trying time when parents and caregivers of small children are supporting their little ones' learning at home.

Mattel Invites Families to #KeepPlaying with the Launch of the “Mattel Playroom,” a New Digital Resource for Parents and Caregivers

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:00pm

In the coming weeks, the Mattel Playroom will be updated with additional content and experiences including designer tutorials, new ways to play with Mattel products and more.

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  • In the coming weeks, the Mattel Playroom will be updated with additional content and experiences including designer tutorials, new ways to play with Mattel products and more.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200331005716/en/
    Our mission to inspire, entertain and develop children through play is more important than ever, said Richard Dickson, President and COO, Mattel.
  • We recognize the unique challenges that parents and caregivers are facing right now both working and playing from home and have designed the Mattel Playroom to be a valuable resource for them.
  • Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products.

Need ideas on how to keep preschool children learning and busy in Quarantine? A team of early childhood professionals from Oviedo, Florida, made it their mission to create a free virtual preschool.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:11pm

A team of early childhood professionals made it their mission to continue providing education online and created a free virtual preschool for children ages 2 to 6.

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  • A team of early childhood professionals made it their mission to continue providing education online and created a free virtual preschool for children ages 2 to 6.
  • "We must keep preparing kids for school during these most critical years of brain development.
  • It is a "big virtual preschool" where families can learn independently and share communally.
  • The first theme of the curriculum, "Learning Through Fairytales," uses stories as a framework for learning concepts while engaging with preschoolers' imaginative capabilities.

Closing the Digital Divide, By Skyler Ditchfield, GeoLinks CEO

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:04pm

Im referring to the Digital Divide that is ever-present, not always seen by those with high-speed connection, but all-too familiar to those without.

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  • Im referring to the Digital Divide that is ever-present, not always seen by those with high-speed connection, but all-too familiar to those without.
  • As a company we are dedicated to closing the digital divide that so many people, especially children, are living with every day.
  • About the Author: Skyler Ditchfield is the CEO of Camarillo, Calif.-based GeoLinks, a leading telecommunications company and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Digital Voice solutions.
  • About GeoLinks: Headquartered in Southern California, GeoLinks is a leading telecommunications company and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Digital Voice solutions.

HITN Launches Content and Services to Help Hispanic Families Cope with the Coronavirus Threat

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:53pm

HITN announced that it has launched a full-scale effort to provide Hispanic families with information, resources and services that may help them navigate through the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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  • HITN announced that it has launched a full-scale effort to provide Hispanic families with information, resources and services that may help them navigate through the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • In addition, HITN Television is broadcasting special messages and public service announcements throughout its programming.
  • The reports called Coronavirus en Tiempo Real (Coronavirus in real-time), are also shared with national Hispanic cable networks Vme and Mexicanal, and through several digital outlets.
  • It is quite evident that our viewers have heeded the #YoMeQuedoEnCasa call and are enjoying the high-quality programming HITN offers Hispanic families.

HITN Learning’s App ‘Cleo and Cuquin Explore + Learn’ to Participate in Remote Learning Initiative

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:17pm

The Cleo & Cuquin Explore + Learn App was designed to engage preschoolers in learning essential math skills through bilingual games and other activities; a very useful component of preschool learning during the quarantine.

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  • The Cleo & Cuquin Explore + Learn App was designed to engage preschoolers in learning essential math skills through bilingual games and other activities; a very useful component of preschool learning during the quarantine.
  • The free educational app Cleo & Cuquin: Explore + Learn also promotes success in kindergarten with engaging activities, games, video and AR across four math concepts: counting, sorting flat shapes and 3D shapes.
  • Additionally, parents with preschool-age children can go to the HITN Learning website, where they will find a host of resources in the Parents Corner .
  • HITN Learning is committed to the social, emotional, and academic success of Hispanic/Latino children ages 0-14.

Questionmark Launches New Content Offer: Questionmark Thinking Skills by Cambridge Assessment

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:06pm

Questionmark , the leading provider of enterprise-grade assessment software, is now offering Questionmark Thinking Skills by Cambridge Assessment, a world-class critical thinking and problem-solving skills assessment.

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  • Questionmark , the leading provider of enterprise-grade assessment software, is now offering Questionmark Thinking Skills by Cambridge Assessment, a world-class critical thinking and problem-solving skills assessment.
  • Unlike more general verbal and numerical reasoning tests, Questionmark Thinking Skills specifically and effectively measures critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Questionmark is the first external platform chosen to deliver Thinking Skills questions from Cambridge Assessment.
  • John Kleeman, Questionmark Executive Director and Founder said critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential workplace skills.