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Professor Lucia French Retires After 32 Years with Warner

Lucia French, Earl B. Taylor Professor, has retired after 32 years as a faculty member in the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and Human Development. The Board of Trustees has named her the Earl B. Taylor Professor Emeritus of Education. To read the entire article please visit this link to the Warner School of Education, University of Rochester. View full article on Professor Lucia French
Using Science in the Preschool Classroom - by Kathleen Conezio & Lucia French




Organizations Using the ScienceStart!/Literasci Curriculum

Geneva Head Start, Geneva Central School District, Geneva New York

This rural school district, which administers the Head Start program, has used LiteraSci for 8 years, each year serving 85 students in Geneva and more in delegate agencies located in Clifton Springs and Canandaigua New York. Many of the children are English Language Learners.

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative

With funding from Race to the Top, The LiteraSci Curriculum is being used in more than 130 daycare and preschool classrooms across 26 counties in central Kentucky.

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society of New York

Five locations in Brooklyn, serving more than 200 children who live in poverty

Five private, family operated preschool programs in King County, Washington (Seattle, Bellingham): Kirkland Children’s School, Newport Children’s School, Early World School, Early World Montessori School, Sammamish Children’s School. Serving over 150 children who primarily live in families in which at least one parent is a professional working in the field of technology.

Early Childhood Special Education classrooms in Seattle WA public schools.

Public Preschool Programs within the North East Florida Educational Consortium, including 16 classrooms funded 2007 – 2011 by Early Reading First. Statistically significant gains in vocabulary and other literacy skills were reported.

St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center, Washington DC, ethnically and economically diverse group of children