Pop Up Neighbor Through Laundry Event

Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry: A fun day of learning in a most unexpected place!

On a recent Saturday morning, the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) set up…

Reach Out and Read: New ways and processes to improve the system

There’s always room for improvement. That phrase may sound cliché and obvious, but I’ve learned from six years of experience working in multi…
Jennie Joseph

Taking the Risk Out of Motherhood

The increased maternal mortality rate among black women holds true across income and coverage status. The country with the most expensive hea…
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How Can We Support Kids in Foster Care? Change Their Narrative

A girlfriend told me she wanted to foster but would wait until her own child grew up and moved out, just to be safe. This doesn’t make her a …
Photo: Parents and children from DeSoto County

DeSoto County: A Successful 2019, and a Keen Vision for GLR in 2020

Historically, DeSoto County’s third grade reading scores have hovered below 30%. In 2018, only 29% of third-grade students in the county were…
SCGLR team and volunteers in Port Charlotte

With Neighbor Helping Neighbor, Blessings Abound

Editor’s Note: *Names have been changed to protect privacy “This is a true blessing.” “I feel like I won the lottery today.” “This means a lo…
Heather Koester engaging a little one at RAM

Can I have a Hug?

On the weekend of October 12–13, 2019, Manatee County Technical College opened its doors to host the fifth Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM). …

Early Learning Yields Significant Return on Investment: Investing Time, Talent or Treasure, You Can Make an Amazing Difference

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) is part of a national movement to ensure that children learn to read from birth to age …

El aprendizaje temprano cosecha un rendimiento significativo en inversión: invirtiendo tiempo, talentos o tesoros, puede hacer una diferencia asombrosa

La Campaña para la lectura a nivel de grado del Suncoast (SCGLR, por sus siglas en inglés) es parte de un movimiento nacional para garantizar…
Dr. Barbara L. Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at the University of Michigan

Effects of Maternal Stress Detected in 2-Month-Olds

Kids say the darnedest things, even before they can speak. In a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics, for the first time, the brains of …
Dr. Barbara L. Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at the University of Michigan

Los Efectos Del Estrés Maternal Detectado en Niños de 2 meses de Edad

En un estudio reciente publicado en el JAMA Pediatrics, por primera vez, los cerebros de niños de 2 meses de edad mostraron los efectos del e…
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Green Spaces Lead to Smarter, Happier Kids and Adults

When it comes to health, “green equity” is a prime indicator. Researcher Lorien Nesbitt delves into green equity in “Who has access to urban …
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Las áreas verdes conllevan a niños y adultos más inteligentes y felices

Cuando se trata de la salud, el “capital ecológico” es un indicador principal. La investigadora Lorien Nesbitt se especializa en el capital e…
Infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Florida Ranks Near Bottom in Services for Babies, Toddlers

The State of Babies Yearbook 2019 ranked Florida in the bottom 25 percent nationally in an analysis on how well all 50 states provide service…
Registered nurse Cheryl Stuart checks a student’s temperature at McNeal Elementary School in this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo. [Herald-Tribune Archive]

Sarasota School District to Look at Putting Licensed Nurses in More Schools

At some local school clinics, lines run out the door, said School Board Chairwoman, Jane Goodwin. When children come to school, they arrive w…
Dr. Stephen Pont

Childhood Obesity Defies Easy Solutions

The reasons why obesity rates among U.S. children have more than tripled since the late ’70s to just under 20 percent today go beyond what’s …

Reflecting on Four Years of RAM

Wow. She has a beautiful smile. So alive. So mischievous. “We have books. Do you want to take some home with you?” She looks at her dad, aski…

Play Is Paramount for Early Childhood Development

If aliens examined humans, they might puzzle over hopscotch and peek-a-boo, and categorize play as pointless. But according to the latest res…
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