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Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

In July 2008, Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, made good on her declaration to produce an affordable preschool curriculum that meets national standards. In January 2011, WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, 2nd edition, will be available, along with five  sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.

Mayor Keith Brady joins Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

Mayor Keith Brady is joining Jumpstart’s Read for the Record on October 7th. During its fifth year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record harnesses the power of reading by bringing together children and adults to read the same book, on the same day to fight the early education crisis.

Carolyn Barron Students Participate in the International Day of Peace

The students of Carolyn Barron Montessori School (CBMS) will participate in the International Day of Peace with their own festivities on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. The day is designed to encourage a sense of peace for all worldwide.

Students will gather around the school’s Peace Poll to share a variety of initiatives that focus on the concept of peace, including singing the song, “Peace Around the World” which was created by Shelly Murley, a former Montessori teacher; this demonstation will culminate with the students releasing doves.  And they will read readings of peace, as well as create handmade crafts depicting peace throughout the day.  The CBMS Girls Scout troop also created “Pinwheels for Peace” that will decorate the front of the school during the day.

“Dr. Maria Montessori felt that the only way to have world peace was through our children,” states Kathleen Winters, Academic Director, CBMS.  “In fact, Dr.

UWG-Newnan Receives $2 Million Grant from Newnan Hospital

CARROLLTON, GA -- Newnan Hospital, Inc. announced today that it has donated $2 million, the largest one-time gift in University of West Georgia history, to benefit the School of Nursing at UWG-Newnan.

"This gift is cause for great celebration," said Beheruz N. Sethna, president of UWG. "It supports academics, our top priority, and recognizes the great achievements of our School of Nursing. It addresses a statewide and national need to increase the number of qualified nurses."

"The university already offers a full nursing program here, and we hope that this donation will inspire the future development of the program here at home in Coweta County," said Tom Moat, president of the board of directors of Newnan Hospital.