How Families and Community Members can be Engaged to Support Children on Weekends
It may take a village to raise a child, but in the urban community of Brownsville, Brooklyn, the proverbial adage is taken to a whole new level through United for Brownsville’s multi-generational approach to improving the literacy and social-emotional development of young children and their families.
Pre-to-3: Place-based early literacy initiatives giving families a sense of community pride
Since 2012, families in Grundy County, Tennessee — northwest of Chattanooga — have been learning about lesser-known treasures in their rural community in partnership with the Yale Child Study Center, Scholastic and Sewanee: The University of the South. Now, the leaders of an early-childhood initiative in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, are hoping to bring those same experiences to families in an urban setting.
Helping Every Child Succeed
The Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic have announced a new partnership. The two organizations will work together to advance research on literacy, health, and other areas that affect childhood development. The goal is to help all kids thrive emotionally, physically, and academically.
Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Public Health Issue Building Strong Brains Tennessee
This episode of "Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Public Health Issue Building Strong Brains Tennessee," featuring Dr. Linda C. Mayes, focuses on initiatives and solutions. It discusses the importance of community involvement and mentors, and how to get help and become involved.
How One Rural Community Is Addressing the Challenges of Resource Scarcity and Geographic Isolation
Educational challenges are abundant wherever resources are scarce. When policy makers and education leaders attempt to address those barriers, they tend to focus on children living in urban poverty. However children growing up in rural poverty confront the same challenges of scarcity multiplied by the fierce grip of geographic isolation. . For the past four years, Scholastic has been piloting a program called Discover Together, designed to bridge that isolation and build resilience in Grundy County, TN.