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Young Children Need School, Too

May 22, 2013

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed a task force to look into the physical and intellectual well-being of West Virginia children from birth to 5 years of ag....

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May-23-13 6:35 AM

Short of a child having a disability which requires specialized teaching & therapies, I would tend to say children between birth and age 5 need their parents. I am at the age that friends & relatives have older teens or young adults and are not happy with the people they have become. Between day care, preschool, sports, & formal education, the parents really didn't raise their own children, so it doesn't make sense that they share the same values of the family.

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May-22-13 1:10 PM

Hitler had an idea- I think it was called the" FRAU CLINIC" After the babies were born and finished nursing, they were taken away by the state to raise. It created a bunch of finatics and was a total failure. Kids need to be kids and to progress pretty much on their own, with limited supervision.

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May-22-13 11:37 AM


Children who were in the federal Head Start program do worse in math and have more problems with social interaction by the third grade than children who were not in the program, according to a large-scale study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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May-22-13 11:33 AM

Earl Ray, you want me to send the link?

In the final phase of a large-scale randomized, controlled study of nearly 5,000 children, researchers found that the positive impacts on literacy and language development demonstrated by children who entered Head Start at age 4 had dissipated by the end of 3rd grade, and that they were, on average, academically indistinguishable from their peers who had not participated in Head Start. The new findings, released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are consistent with an earlier phase of the study which showed that many of the positive impacts of Head Start participation had faded by the end of 1st grade.

The $8 billion Head Start program serves nearly 1 million low-income children.

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