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INTEGRATION OF HOME VISITING AND THE FAMILY-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME
Research paper talking about the findings of home visits for better health and child development and the Children's Center of the Carolina Health Center's. They explore different mo
From the institute of child success. This analysis does a great job at highlighting the gaps in the current system and in a systematic way presenting the research, policy, health and education indicators that are good measures for success. This appli
Delaware's plan is pretty comprehensive for the US. It talks about brain development all the way to career preparation. It is a good example of a holistic policy framework for a region, assuming they have the basic healthcare needs covered already.
Paper talks about the different programs that are offered in South Carolina currently such as: The Half-Day Child Development Program, The Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP), and Head Start.
At the end of the paper it talks about th
I had no idea this was even an issue. In Australia there is a program focused on prevention of shaking babies as a cause of death. May fall into the category of SID (Sudden Infant Death).
Royal North Shore Hospital’s divisional manager for
Vodacom Offers Free Messaging Services to Mothers
-I thought this was a great article that pointed to the types of partnerships that can occur with companies with access to systems to send information on a mass scale. I am not sure to what extent th
Social enterprise called revolution foods is focused on delivering healthy meals to children in school systems. In the US in low-income neighborhoods students may receive breakfast and lunch if the qualify and what they eat may have a direct effect o
This recent trend by the Economist reminded me that my focus on 'early childhood' was slanted toward education and vaccinations are part of the 'essentials'. Deliverying simple vaccinations to all newborns are a perfect example of straight forward so
Background report for OECD Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care Policy. This report is produced by the Ministry of Education and Science in Sweden. The project was completed in conjunction with other ten other countries to provide c
Research report on the day care industry in the US. It talks about it from a business perspective and is secondary research. It points to interesting trends in the US, not sure how relevant it is to the current challenge, but thought I would include
Program that has an early childhood education program online, focuses on brain development and furthering the development of children continuously in a structured way. Below I pulls the areas of focus from the website for each age level. Pretty thoro
Article talks about the early childhood education system in Sweden and brings up some interesting distinctions. It talks about the current change in the early child hood education curriculum and also brings up the point that earl
The reauthorization of the Head Start Act in 1994 made it possible to establish Early Head Start as a program to serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women.
Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and compreh
Early childhood education is coming into focus in Chicago. There are two videos where a few parents and talking about the challenges they have in taking car of their kids in the US because of their jobs.
Chicago is focusing on launching the 'Brig
Create a mobile platform to connect youth with project based work they can learn real job skills and earn money to support their families and education.
In the way that oDesk.com connects employees to project based work we can connect youth to pro
I was hesitant to write this, but hear me out. If you could not tell if the women were actually women (or it was difficult too) would men attempt to approach and compromise the safety of these women? Maybe not. I am sure if a men approached another m
From the PepsiCo perspective... The real question is 'is it cheaper'. They spend cents per bottle and justifying an increase is hard. In reality these companies that market 'eco friendly' packaging with thinner bottles and less cardboard - they are on board because it means less money to produce - the positive press is a bonus.
On the concept: If the bottles mostly end up in the giant triangle in the ocean - does having the cap stuck to it really change the game? I think its a cool idea, but may be incremental more than revolutionary. Just an opinion - I would be wrong - rather be super honest and provoke thought than think it, be polite, and not let you wrestle with a something that may be critical .
On the engineering: What kind of tolerances does the bottle need to have for the cap to always slip in? This is more on the engineer side of making these bottles at scale and seeing if they perform in manufacturing at the same level as the regular bottles - because if the production yield is lower that means a higher cost per bottle - higher cost per bottle means harder adoption.
Thank you for the comments. I will give some insights from our numerous conversations. First, the concern by "staff and students". Yes, some staff express concern, but students have not and in our cases were we observed a student taking a class the other students did not even notice they were not a 'full-time' student, so while it is a 'worry' in reality, from what we see there is no/limited impact. Actually when we speaking to people taking courses we have heard cases of the opposite result, where the individual - who works and is bringing outside experience into the classroom is actually enriching the conversation and adding more value than a student full-time who does not bring that experience (feedback from continuing professional education classes).
Second concern: "Students may also think it unfair that people who did not go through the same application process" For advanced courses there is still a 'filter'. The school has to agree based on the transcript and/or they have to complete an 'open enrollment' course first to demonstrate they are ready. We have not seen this as an issue, but we would argue, it creates a more transparent process to get to the class and learning you want. When you apply it is often a black box, where you get a decision without feedback, making it clear that if a student successfully completes certain classes before the advanced class creates a clear pathway for progress. We hope that it will help streamline the traditional process.
On class quality - the school is in full control, they determine the number of seats we post and manager there own quality.
For advanced courses they can review a 'blind' transcript and say yes/no and share what they have to complete prior, but the school in the end is making the decision.