The Urban Child Institute (UCI) developed the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Study. UCI then provided funding to the University of Tennessee Department of Preventive Medicine to start CANDLE in 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee.
My professional opinion is that public awareness campaigns promoting early language and literacy skills would be more effective if they were paired with a campaign about the need to screen children for developmental-behavioral problems.
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama once again highlighted the importance of high-quality, affordable childcare. In his remarks, the President framed early childcare as an important economic issue: “It’s time we stop treating childcare as a side issue, or a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.”
On Thursday, January 22, 2015, two internationally renowned speakers and a task force representing dozens of the Shelby County’s most respected leaders will release notable new data linking chronic exposure to adverse events during childhood to negative adult outcomes.
The Pathways to Success Partnership recently joined with PeopleFirst and the Early Success Coalition to look at the influence of social and emotional development on school readiness.
Domestic violence has often been called an invisible crime, but all that changed when a professional football star was photographed beating his fiancée and his modest punishment by the National Football League sparked widespread outrage.