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North Carolina preschoolers soon to be investigators!12/02/11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY - November 28, 2011
North Carolina preschoolers soon to be investigators!
A decision by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education, the North Carolina Office of Early Learning, and the North Carolina State Board of Education puts The InvestiGator Club® Inquiry-Based Preschool Curriculum, NC Edition at the top of the class. This Pre-K curriculum, created by Robert-Leslie Publishing and distributed exclusively by W.H. Sadlier, Inc. has been named to the "Approved List" for four year old classrooms in the North Carolina
Prekindergarten Program and four and five star rated programs, and qualifies programs to
receive a quality point toward the NC Star Rated License.
Pre-K classrooms with The InvestiGator Club® will tap into the scientist, explorer, and investigator in every child. This fully integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizes children's natural curiosity to build skills in ten critical learning domains, including language, literacy, science, and math.
Research has shown that high-quality early childhood programs and curricula build a strong foundation for later school and life success. "Time and time again, teachers tell us that The InvestiGator Club® produces happier kids, more confident teachers, and classrooms that hum with motivated, involved learners, but also, children who demonstrate significant cognitive, social emotional, and physical growth" said Beth Wise, program author and Editor-in-Chief at Robert-Leslie Publishing. "With this program, North Carolina is laying a strong foundation for children's future success in school."
An expert panel reviewed Pre-K curricula, rigorously evaluating them against eleven criteria ranging from a sound research base and evidence of effectiveness to appropriate guides to assist teachers and caregivers implementing the curriculum. Evidence gathered from an extensive national study conducted by the Educational Research Institute of America (ERIA) with more than 500 children in 32 classrooms shows that The InvestiGator Club® is significantly effective with all groups of children, including those considered "at-risk." Essentially, the program incorporates outstanding components, lesson and activities that are based on scientific evidence and "best practices" and puts them into action with inquisitive four-year-olds.
The InvestiGator Club®, NC Edition contains a Teacher Resource Guide that focuses on child-initiated learning, contains step-by-step plans for implementing the curriculum, and professional articles and research on every element of the curriculum. InvestiGator Club® products have received numerous awards, including the Teacher's Choice Award and Creative Child Magazine's Kids Product of the Year, Preferred Choice Award, and Seal of Excellence.
William H. Sadlier, Inc. is a recognized and respected publisher of print, digital, and online educational materials for PreK - 12 public and nonpublic schools, and catechetical materials for Catholic schools, parishes, and families. Since 1832, Sadlier's tradition lf quality and excellence in publishing has been nurtured by the vision, integrity, and dedication of the same family. Sadlier School programs offer strong instructional support, well related to standards, so that educators can help students reach their full potential- in school and throughout life. Products include Sadlier Phonics and Reading Program and such proven programs as Vocabulary Workshop, Grammar Workshop, Grammar for Writing, and Progress in Mathematics. Sadlier Religion programs offer quality catechesis and sacramental preparation materials that faithfully present the teaching of the Catholic Church. Sadlier's We Believe with Project Disciple catechetical series for K - 8 and other programs address the needs of Catholic schools, parishes, and families, all with English and bilingual editions.
Robert-Leslie Publishing, the Early Childhood Company®, is dedicated to the principle that the early years are the most valuable time to build the foundation for a child's lifetime of success. The company's founders, James and Judith Coffey (CEO), with more than 30 years of educational publishing experience, assembled a team of early childhood experts to accomplish RLP's mission of helping children succeed through the publication of effective, research-based learning materials. Among RLP's advisors are world-renowned researchers Dr. Craig T. Ramey and Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey, Directors of the Georgetown University Center on Health and Education; and Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Chairman of the National Early Literacy Panel. The program authors, Beth Alley Wise and Joellyn Cicciarelli, are well-known educational authors and editors of hundreds of publications, including curriculum for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, LeapFrog, Disney, and Mister Rogers Neighborhood.