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Connecticut Childcare Provider Educational Playcare Opens New Wallingford Location

Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) December 04, 2012

Renowned throughout the state for its innovative and thorough childcare and nursery school programs, Educational Playcare recently opened a new location in Connecticut. Located at 15 North Plains Industrial Road in Wallingford, Educational Playcares latest childcare center began operation on September 1 in the space previously occupied by Precious Cargo Daycare and Learning Center.

In taking over the former Precious Cargo location, Educational Playcare plans to honor all contracts with the customers for the rest of their stay and has retained the staff.

In addition to taking over the facility, Educational Playcare made significant upgrades and brought in new programs. Enrolled students and families now receive Educational Playcares award-winning curriculum, including Kindermusik, and e-communication in classrooms. Families and students should soon expect hot lunches to be included with tuition.

In business since 1986, Educational Playcare has a reputation in Connecticut for the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and pre-kindergarten programs. Going beyond a daycare service, the childcare center with multiple locations in the state aims to enrich families experiences, eases the burden of working parents, and offers services that incorporate parents in the process. All award-winning programs are offered in a safe, nurturing environment. Aside from the new Wallingford location, Educational Playcare offers childcare and enrichment programs in Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, and Windsor.

Educational Playcares curriculum has received the Early Childhood News Award and Directors Choice Recognition. Programs meet guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). For infants, toddlers, and 2 year olds, goals are based on the Creative Curriculum Objectives, while preschool programs use the Connecticut Preschool Performance Standards.

Developmental stage, rather than age, divides programs ranging from infants to kindergarten. Curriculum, in this case, corresponds with developmental appropriateness and includes themes relating to science, mathematics, creative arts, language, and literacy. Aside from the academic component, each program, regardless of developmental stage, focuses on well-roundedness, incorporating social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and creative skills.

Along with infant childcare through pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs, Educational Playcare offers several enrichment opportunities for Connecticut children. Parents can sign up their children for kindergarten enrichment, before and after school programs, and summer camp. Extracurricular programs, offered at its locations, provide exposure to piano lessons, computer classes for beginners, karate, swimming instruction, and other skills.

Upcoming Complimentary Educational Webinar: How to Conduct a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

(PRWEB) August 02, 2012


COMPLIMENTARY LIVE Webinar: How to Conduct a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

Hosted by Bob Chaput of Clearwater Compliance


Business leaders and managers with responsibility for Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and HIPAA-HITECH Privacy and Security compliance should attend. CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Security Officers, Chief Information Officers.


Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:00 AM CDT / 12:00 PM EDT




This session is offered as a 60-minute webinar using the GoToWebinar platform. The open format encourages questions during and after the session. Attendees will receive the presentation materials.

In this live session, attendees will learn about:


Implement WordPress in an educational setting using Packts New Book and eBook on WordPress

Birmingham,UK (PRWEB) August 19, 2012

Packt is pleased to announce WordPress for Education book and e-book. Written by Adam D. Scott, the book is a s full of screenshots, practical examples, step-by-step instructions and best practices to use WordPress in an educational setting.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL, which is often customized into a content management system (CMS). This mature and stable product is the official successor of b2/cafelog, and can be completely customizable to be used for almost anything.

WordPress for Education guides educators through the process of setting up a typical class website, creating student blogs, and using it to power a learning management system. It provides clear and practical examples for using WordPress within the classroom and empower them to create useful and engaging e-learning websites.

The book also has a set of examples given that will help them to gain an understanding of how to use WordPress to build an engaging and easy to update e-learning website. Users will also learn about a variety of WordPress plugins that extend its abilities and usefulness in an educational environment, such as creating student blogs, keeping track of classroom events, managing coursework, and developing a classroom social network.

This practical tutorial style book is apt for educators and education personnel interested in implementing WordPress in a classroom setting. No previous experience of WordPress or any other content management system will be required. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and popular eBook formats. To read more about it and download a sample chapter, please visit the Packt web-page.

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Educational Institute Offers World Tourism Day Savings on Green Resources

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2012

In celebration of World Tourism DayThursday, September 27the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is offering 35% savings on three books featuring information and best practices on hotel sustainability.

The theme of this years World Tourism Day is Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Tourism, one of the worlds largest economic sectors, has already taken important steps towards this future improving energy efficiency and increasingly using renewable energy technologies in its operations. These steps are creating jobs, lifting people out of poverty and helping to protect the planet.

To help hotel professionals better understand sustainability issues and learn more about green best practices, EI will offer a limited-time special on the following titles:

Hotel Sustainable Development: Principles and Best Practices. In this book’s 21 chapters, leading sustainable development experts identify emerging trends and discuss how sustainability affects regulatory, policy, development, architectural, financial, and operational issues. Each chapter presents important elements in the implementation of sustainable development to provide valuable insights to hotel investors, developers, owners, and lodging operators.

Greening Food and Beverage Operations: A Green Seal Guide to Transforming the Industry. This book shows readers how food service affects air quality, oceans, fresh waters, and land use, and how food professionals can implement methods to make positive changes while boosting profitability and marketability. Topics include: environmental impacts across the food service life cycle; management of pre- and post-consumer food waste; conducting a waste audit; staff training for waste management; understanding energy and water use; and tracking, reporting, and marketing sustainability efforts.

High-Performance Hospitality: Sustainable Hotel Case Studies. High performance hotels are designed, constructed, and operated sustainably, using energy, water, materials, and land efficiently. But are sustainable hotels financially feasible? Yes, and they are the future of the hospitality industry. This solid analysis of sustainable hospitality development presents eight detailed case studies of successful, sustainable hotel projects representing a cross-section of hotel types: mid-size, conference center, and luxury (small and large) branded and independent properties. Available in print or on CD.

To order, visit http://www.ahlei.org and reference offer code WORLD. Or call 800-349-0299 or 407-999-8100 to speak with a sales representative. This promotion ends 9/30/2012.

Learning Gems Educational App, Spelling Space 6th Grade, The Final Installment, Now Available In App Stores

Portage, MI (PRWEB) September 24, 2012

The final installment of Learning Gems educational spelling app series has been launched and offers an exciting method for spelling practice at the 6th grade level. This app for tablets can be downloaded from the Barnes & Noble and Amazon Kindle app stores as well as on Google Play.

Spelling Space 6th Grade, an outer spaced themed game hosted by a hilarious extraterrestrial, features 29 different spelling lists composed of 576 high frequency words. The spelling lists featured in the app were created around already existing spelling lists from a local elementary school. The selected words were then recorded by an actual school teacher. These recordings are used for the audible portion of the game.

Upon launching Spelling Space 6th Grade, individual user accounts can be created. Then, a spelling list can be assigned to each user. During gameplay, participants hear an audible version of the word and are then challenged to spell it using a keyboard. Each correct response earns them an asteroid that they can put to use in a mini game upon completion of the particular spelling list. Each time a list is completed a grade is awarded. The grade is recorded and can be used to track progress. Further, the students can be challenged in two ways by this educational app. They can either complete entire lists or focus on problem words alone.

The mini game presented at the end of each spelling list allows players to shoot their earned asteroids at spaceships flying around the screen. This reward gives the child an incentive to try the list or challenging words again.

Other educational apps from Learning Gems provide elementary-aged students with a fun way to practice math, Spanish, colors and shapes and to exercise their memory skills. There are also other versions of Spelling Space available that cater to different grade levels.

The Learning Gems team features talented graphic designers, programmers, copywriters and school teachers. Learning Gems is a venture of Blue Fire Media, a company that specializes in web design in Kalamazoo, MI.

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Ecommerce Shopping Cart Software Provider 1AutomationWiz Releases New Educational Video Promo

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 06, 2012

1AutomationWiz.com commissions new promotional video to help explain its services and educated potential customers

Ecommerce shopping cart software provider 1AutomationWiz.com today released a new video that it says will help potential customers truly understand the range of services the company offers and highlights their position as the preeminent “one-stop” ecommerce software solution for internet-based or online businesses.

The new video was produced in the US by an independent video production company specifically for 1AutomationWiz. Company president Don Schnure had this to say, “We could have outsourced this work to a video production company outside of the U.S but felt that our message might get lost in translation.”

The new video, available on 1AutomationWiz.com’s YouTube channel as well as their web site uses cartoon animation to tell the story of a frustrated business person looking to sell products online; and how the 1AutomationWiz.com SEO friendly shopping cart service can help. “We actually wrote the storyboard for the video production company to use because the message was so important,” says Amy Cainfield director of communications at 1AutomatonWiz.

1AutomationWiz.com stresses the significant cost savings merchants see when using the companies shopping cart software.

The new video highlights the the 1AutomationWiz feature set which includes their ecommerce shopping cart, email marketing system, merchant solutions, affiliate tracking and several other Internet marketing tools that the company provides and feels necessary for today’s an online businesses.

1AutomationWiz.com anticipates that it’s new intro video will help customers quickly grasp the concept behind the message in the video.


1AutomationWiz is the original leader in ecommerce marketing automation software. Our all-in-one system provides all the elements merchants need to grow and build your business online. The 1AutomationWiz solution bundles shopping cart software, email marketing tools, ad tracking, split testing software, affiliate management tools and more into one easy to use revenue building ecommerce automation system.

YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/1AutomationWiz

New video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLOA-JETIMo


Don Schnure


11939 Manchester Rd, #198

St. Louis, MO. 63131

Phone: 1-800-671-3871


The Kinder Garden Announces Guidecraft Kitchen Products That Provide Hours of Educational Play

Skaneateles, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2012

Dramatic play is a valuable part of early childhood development. The Kinder Garden boutique understands these concepts, and the company has based its business model on carrying unique, high-quality brands that distinguish it from toy retailers.

Popular make-believe toys, such as the Guidecraft kitchen wooden play products, inspire make-believe and are always in demand. For over 40 years, Guidecraft products have delighted children and continue to be best sellers.

“Our Guidecraft color bright kitchen microwave is always a popular purchase, says Christina Gary, owner of The Kinder Garden. This product is consistently purchased by parents, day cares, and early learning centers.

No matter how technology advances, these simply designed toys are always loved and well-used, Gary continued. Creativity and hands-on learning is so important during the early developmental years, and the Guidecraft kitchen products always fit the bill.

The Guidecraft color bright kitchen microwave is always in-demand at The Kinder Garden. Made from 100% hardwood, this durable play microwave features an oversized microwave door handle and a large acrylic viewing window for the budding chef to view his or her culinary progress.

The Guidecraft microwave is part of the Color Bright kitchen products line, which comes complete with realistic details such as turning knobs, keypads, and burners. These products provide hours of make-believe fun for early learners.

To complement the Guidecraft items, The Kinder Garden offers additional wooden play kitchen toys from Melissa & Doug, one of the leading manufacturers of learning toys for children. Items offered in the Melissa & Doug collection include the grocery shopping cart, ice cream parlor set, and a bake and decorate cupcake set. These items are often purchased together with the Guidecraft kitchen products by customers of The Kinder Garden, providing hours of entertainment and learning fun for young cooks.

Customers interested in learning more about these products and other available Guidecraft items can find more information at http://www.kindergardenkid.com. Products are listed in an easy-to-follow format and are arranged by price and category. In addition, all items come with free gift wrapping, making the online ordering process an easy and seamless experience for the customer.

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American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Selected as the Continuing Medical Education Provider for the Health Research and Educational Trust

New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 10, 2012

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) has been selected by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), to serve as the continuing education provider for a contract awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support the Partnership for Patients (PFP) campaign. The project will help hospitals adopt new practices that have the potential to reduce inpatient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the contract.

The PFP will focus on ten areas for quality improvement. Within these areas, ABQAURP will accredit the educational courses HRET designs to support the implementation of proven best practices and lessons learned through the use of webinars and educational sessions to hospitals participating in the partnership. HRET provides this education and training with over 1,600 hospitals recruited by its 34 state hospital association partners in support of their quality improvement efforts in the targeted areas.

This educational collaboration will allow hospitals to continue to build on health care quality improvements they have made, said Arthur Broder, MD, Chairman of the Board of the ABQAURP. ABQAURP believes life-long learning is a worthy endeavor to pursue. Continuing education, in the areas of new research, problem areas in clinical practice, and outcome-based learning represent the core of ABQAURP’s CME mission.

Hospitals participating in the partnership will have access to content and learning opportunities in ten areas of focus identified by the PFP:

Scooter’s Fab FC is Pleased to Announce Their New Free Educational Baby Modeling Blog for Industry New Parents

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 6, 2009

Scooter’s Fab FC has just launched its exciting new Baby Modeling Blog. Now industry new parents will have free access to a wonderful educational website to go to for constantly updated information on breaking their little tyke into show business.

“We are constantly educating Hollywood newbie’s to the baby modeling business”, says D. Haugen, spokesperson for Scooter’s Fab FC. “This site is an additional tool for new parents, whether or not with our service, to learn the ins and outs of the very complex baby modeling business”, she adds.

Scooter’s Fab FC, specializing in children under 5 years of age, places pre qualified, pre screened children (and parents) with reputable state licensed and bonded talent agencies in Southern California and has proudly being doing so for over 21 years.

Apparently, they have quite an impressive track record of results. Their accepted kids have appeared in ads for numerous national advertisers including, but not limited to, Sears, Target Stores, Old Navy, Verizon, Pampers, Huggies, Baby Gap and Osh Kosh, just to name a few.

You may check out their new baby modeling blog at http://www.babymodels.wordpress.com.

Should you wish to submit your child for consideration, simply go to http://www.scootersfabfc.com.

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Libbys H*O*P*E* & Womens Oncology Research & Dialogue Launch New WORD of HOPE Ovarian Cancer Educational Podcast Series

Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) May 14, 2011

A new ovarian cancer educational podcast series, entitled WORD of HOPE, was launched during Womens Health Awareness Week through a collaborative initiative of Libbys Hope (LH) and Womens Oncology Research & Dialogue (WORD).

The WORD of HOPE Ovarian Cancer podcast series will address important topics related to ovarian cancer, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, groundbreaking treatments, scientific and clinical research information, and related womens health information for ovarian cancer patients, caregivers and advocates. The WORD of HOPE podcast series can be found online at http://www.wordofhopepodcast.com, and is available to viewers and listeners for subscription at the WORD Of HOPE podcast website, iTunes, and YouTube.

From the beginning, WORD has been committed to taking the most important scientific information and providing patients, caregivers and advocates the easily accessible resources to educate and inspire during their journey of care. As a physician, nearly every day we are looking for resources to give newly diagnosed patients and their supporters to help them better understand their diagnosis and treatment options. We are proud to partner with Libbys H*O*P*E* and its founder Paul Cacciatore in the production of these new podcasts, said Dr. John Geisler, WORD co-founder and Director of Gynecologic Oncology at University of Toledo.

Paul Cacciatore, Libbys H*O*P*E* founder and podcast co-host said: The WORD of HOPE ovarian cancer podcast series embodies the age old adage that ‘information is power — a potentially life-saving concept in the fight against the most lethal gynecologic cancer. Mr. Cacciatore emphasized that the information featured in the podcast series is easy to understand and accessible from anywhere, including at home, on the job, or on the go through a smartphone or iPad. WORD of HOPE not only raises much-needed ovarian cancer awareness in the minds of the general public, it educates survivors to proactively participate in their treatment through more meaningful dialogue with their doctors. Libby’s H*O*P*E* is proud to partner with WORD through this global form of social media.

The first podcast installment will feature several episodes which address ten significant 2010 scientific research and clinical treatment topics within the field of ovarian cancer.

Viewers or listeners of WORD of HOPE Ovarian Cancer Podcast can contact Nathan Manahan, WORD Executive Director, via email to provide feedback and ideas for the podcast. To listen, watch or subscribe to the podcast series, visit http://www.wordofhopepodcast.com.

About the WORD of HOPE Podcast

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana (WORD) and Los Angeles, California (LH), WORD of HOPE serves viewers and listeners interested in up-to-date ovarian cancer information. Hosted by Nathan Manahan and Paul Cacciatore, WORD of HOPE ovarian cancer podcasts will be released several times a month and available for subscription through iTunes, RSS and YouTube.

About Womens Oncology Research & Dialogue

Co-founded by gynecologic oncologists Drs. Kelly Manahan and John Geisler, WORD is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women conquer gynecologic cancers through catalyzing innovative scientific and clinical research, which results in empowering educational resources for womens organizations and medical personnel regarding proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

About Libbys H*O*P*E*

Paul Cacciatore established Libbys H*O*P*E*(*Helping *Ovarian Cancer Survivors *Persevere Through *Education) in March 2008 as an online resource to assist his 26-year-old cousin, Elizabeth Libby Remick, who was battling advanced-stage ovarian cancer. Although Libby ultimately lost her battle to the disease, Paul continues to assist ovarian cancer survivors worldwide, and their families and friends, through the website under the principle that information is power in the fight against ovarian cancer. Through Libbys H*O*P*E*, Paul has published approximately 250 weblog articles relating to ovarian cancer and cancer-related topics. Libbys H*O*P*E* utilizes a variety of online media resources and social networks to disseminate critical information relating to ovarian cancer awareness, including the early warning signs and symptoms of the disease, important medical discoveries, relevant current clinical trials, and most importantly, stories of hope involving ovarian cancer survivors and their families. To learn more, visit http://healthinfoispower.wordpress.com.

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