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Children Who Receive Robust Academic Instruction During Preschool Are More Likely to Excel Academically



Fairmont Schools’ Approach to Preschool Proves Effective, Making it a Sought-After Solution for Parents in Orange County and Beyond

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., May 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Fairmont Schools’ preschool program has emerged as a sought-after solution for parents seeking a highly academic early education for their children. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that children who receive robust academic instruction during preschool are more likely to excel academically as they advance through their education. As a result, Fairmont has become a top choice for many families throughout Orange County and beyond.


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Dana Vasquez, Head of School at Fairmont San Juan Capistrano – one of four Fairmont campuses that offers an Early Childhood Education program: “In light of the learning disruptions that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have become increasingly concerned about providing their children with a solid foundation to support their academic and life journeys. They are looking to do everything possible to help their kids succeed and stay ahead. For many, that starts with enrolling their preschoolers in a program which has proven academic results.”

Fairmont’s preschool program emphasizes mastery of key literacy and math competencies – preparing students to become readers and writers by the time they enter kindergarten while simultaneously offering developmentally-appropriate learning experiences.

It also provides young learners with a diverse and engaging array of enrichment opportunities, designed to help them think critically, discover new interests, and develop a love of learning. Students receive weekly instruction in:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)SpanishMusicArtPhysical education

That was particularly attractive to Kathryn Cullen, whose daughter had been at another preschool before finding their school home at Fairmont San Juan Capistrano: “Our last school had some enrichment time, but Fairmont takes it to a different level. They’re very intentional about the way they incorporate enrichment into the children’s schedule. It’s a priority – not just an afterthought. And my daughter loves it. She’ll come home and share new words she’s learning in Spanish and sing songs from her spring concert. I really appreciate this whole child approach to learning.”

For Melisa Stanwood, the fact Fairmont recognizes that each child is unique holds great significance: “As a mother of two boys, I’m grateful that each one is viewed as an individual. All kids are different and our teachers’ ability to meet them where they are means they are getting the personalized instruction they need.”

Benefits Beyond Academics

While many parents are seeking academic rigor, they aren’t willing to forgo the caring and nurturing environment that most preschools are known for. Fortunately, Fairmont’s educational approach values both academic instruction and emotional intelligence, recognizing that a child’s academic and social-emotional development are interconnected. Teachers and administrators strive to create a warm and welcoming learning environment in which children can flourish.

Meenu Rai experienced this first-hand. Her daughter went through separation anxiety when she started school last fall: “Before the school year started, we began prepping our daughter for her new adventure. We talked about how she was going to be just like her older brother – going to school in the morning and coming home in the afternoon. She understood this intellectually. But when the reality of being separated from me sunk in, she really struggled. Fortunately, her teacher and the preschool director were there to support us, giving us concrete guidance about how to support our daughter as she processed her feelings. We saw a great turnaround. And today, she enjoys school and loves her teacher and friends.”

Another priority for today’s parents is campus safety. Fairmont maintains closed campuses, has guards on duty throughout the school day, and contracts with a security expert to conduct annual evaluations of campus infrastructure protection, threat assessment, risk management, and security planning.

“In a time when many people are concerned about the landscape of education, I’m proud to be part of a school that has a proven record of bringing out the best in its students through an education that leads with solid academics – all while making sure to care for their social, emotional, developmental, and physical well-being,” said Vasquez.

Fairmont Schools offers early childhood education at four of its five Orange County campuses:

Anaheim HillsHistoric AnaheimNorth TustinSan Juan Capistrano

To see if Fairmont could be your child’s next school home, visit their preschool open house at their San Juan Capistrano campus on June 23rd from 10:00 am12:00 pm.

About Fairmont Schools

Founded in 1953, Fairmont has grown to become Orange County’s oldest and largest secular, co-educational preschool – 12th grade private school. Voted Best Private School in Orange County for nine consecutive years, Fairmont is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Cognia. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

For more information, visit the school’s website or contact Juanita Espinoza, Associate Head of School for Early Childhood Education, at For questions about admissions, contact Betty Petersen at

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Startup World Cup 2023 Chengdu Regional was successfully held in Jingrong Town, Pidu District, Chengdu




CHENGDU, China, June 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — On May 18th, the Startup World Cup 2023 Chengdu Regional was successfully held in Jingrong Town, Pidu District, Chengdu.

This event was hosted by Fenox Venture Capital Accelerator, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Invest Hong Kong, UESTC, Garage coffee, Hummingbird, Gao Fu (Chengdu) Incubation Center and LECHUANG Incubation Center. The winning team will compete in the Startup World Cup 2023 Asia Finale in Hong Kong, where the first prize winner will be awarded HK$30,000 and advance to the Grand Finale in Australia. They will compete in the world’s largest global entrepreneurship event against 70+ regional champions, and will have the opportunity to network with world-class startups, venture capital firms, and decision-makers at world-famous companies, with the global champion receiving $1,000,000 investment prize.

The event attracted more than three hundred participants, and invited the guests and judges from Pidu Government secretary, Chengdu Tianfu Tourism Industry Investment Group Co., Ltd, JR Capital, Chengdu Talent Venture Capital Co.,Ltd, KPMG China ,etc. Meanwhile, from dozens of registered projects, 8 projects were selected to enter the road show, and the projects involved multiple fields such as the Internet of Things, Biosensors, Artificial Intelligence, Gene Editing, Smart Cities, and Green Architecture.

In the wake of a brilliant project road show and fierce competition, the winners are as follows:

2022SWC Southwestern District Most Investment Value Award – Chengdu Clonorgan Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

2023 SWC Southwest Region Most Promising Investment Award – Chongqing Novos Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

2022SWC Southwestern District Most Growth Potential Award – Chengdu SanShi Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

After the project roadshow, an event invitation was sent to industry senior experts and investors with the theme of “What opportunities and changes will AIGC bring?” Through a roundtable forum, they had in-depth discussions on the popular ChatGPT, inspiring startup companies and practitioners to think about the future.

Jingrong Town, Pidu District, boasts numerous resources for new businesses, which is laying the groundwork for long-term innovation success by importing international resources, optimizing the local project promotion mechanism, publicizing and implementing the innovation policy, and investing in the development of Jingrong Town. Today, Pidu is drawing more and more exceptional entrepreneurial and inventive firms as a world-class ecological platform for the growth of local and foreign high-tech enterprises.

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CGTN: Why is people-centered development crucial to China?




BEIJING, June 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In September 2021, a Beijing resident called a city hotline to report there were no bus routes near a newly built school in the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area.

Two months later, a new bus route was launched.

The Chinese capital, a metropolis housing over 20 million people, has adopted a new approach to city management since 2019. It now works with 49 state-owned public service enterprises and institutions to offer a major hotline service of the city.

A total of 750 lines receive questions and complaints related to public services from local residents 24 hours a day.

“We find the most frequently reported city problems or demands, based on all the hotline calls we receive, and then take action,” said Geng Yu, chief of the reform division of “Handling A Complaint Upon Receipt” at the Beijing Municipal Administration of Government Affairs Services. “We put the people at the center no matter whether it is about urban governance or providing services to the people.”

The approach city managers take to solve residents’ problems reveals a lot about a government’s mindset regarding urban management and the way it treats its people.

There’s an old saying that’s well known in China: “The water that keeps a ship afloat can also overturn it.” Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, once quoted it to describe the relationship between the people and the Party. In this case, water refers to the people while the boat refers to the Party’s leadership.

The saying suggests that only by taking good care of the people’s needs can the CPC win their support. That’s why the CPC has made it a basic principle to serve the people wholeheartedly.

Xi has urged that “tackling problems that prompt the strongest public reaction and that threaten to erode the very foundation of the Party’s governance” must be prioritized.

In the report Xi delivered to the 20th CPC National Congress in 2022, he said “we must protect the people’s fundamental interests, improve their well-being, and work tirelessly to ensure that development is for the people and by the people and that its fruits are shared by the people. We must do a better job of seeing that the gains of modernization benefit all our people fairly.”

Xi also stressed the significance of a basic principle: “The aspirations of the people to live a better life must always be the focus of our efforts. We must keep on striving with endless energy toward the great goal of national rejuvenation.”–1kkmnFUe74Y/index.html


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Menswear Brand Highland Duds Introduces The Stack




Innovative Ecommerce Solution Reimagines UX To Deliver Effortlessly Sophisticated Style

NEW YORK, June 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Direct-to-consumer menswear label, Highland Duds, announces the launch of The Stack: an innovative shopping solution designed to make styling smarter, not harder.

Rooted in a belief that timeless, quality style should be truly effortless, The Stack offers a simple set of wardrobe options edited for your life. Embracing individuality with a series of curated capsules, Highland Duds encourages customers to find a style true to their lifestyle, whether you’re jetsetting the globe, seeking to elevate your 9-5 look, or refreshing core classics. The Stack features a core color palette of neutrals with bold standout shades to maximize interchangeability. Delivering a luxury experience at an attainable price point, the pieces provide expert fit crafted from the highest quality fabrics, including Pima Cotton imported from the USA. 

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“My goal with The Stack is to take the guesswork out of looking great. All pieces are designed to be interchangeable and mix-and-match so that effortless, stylish dressing is attainable for all who wear Highland Duds.” – Brandon Aldridge, Founder of Highland Duds

Built from over 20 years of design expertise working alongside Betsey Johnson, Brandon Aldridge founded Highland Duds in 2019 on three core principles: detailed design, skilled craftsmanship, and conscious production. Translating the relaxation of effortless style into the reality of ever-changing urban life, each style is crafted with meticulous attention to detail to last far beyond a single season. Hinged on the brand’s mission to deliver quality, signature styles at an accessible price point; Highland Duds merges modern style with practicality for iconic staples made to wear in, not out.

Pioneering an ethical future, all Highland Duds styles are small-batch produced in family-owned and operated factories for a slow, eco-conscious production model that prioritizes the wellbeing of workers and the environment. Founder Brandon Aldridge takes a central role in all aspects of the business, singlehandedly managing the entire design process from concept through production. Cultivating the relationship with their community which values diversity, gender-inclusivity, and body positivity; the brand currently offers a size range up to XXL.

Reinventing the industry through an enhanced ecommerce experience that is uniquely suited to each individual, The Stack brings the consumer closer to effortlessly sophisticated style than ever before.

The Stack is available at with prices ranging from $156$233

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