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Act Out for Health Contest Now Open to Students

Act Out for Health Contest Now Open to Students

Posted on 11/09/2011 @ 09:31 AM

Tags: North

By Florida Healthy Kids Corporation

The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation is hosting its annual Florida KidCare Act Out for Health Contest. Created for kids in grades 4-12, this contest allows students to design a billboard, create a 30-second commercial, or write an essay which is new this year.

We’re asking the students to help spread the word about the state’s affordable health insurance program, Florida KidCare, for children 0-18.

The Bullying Prevention Booklist

Posted on 11/08/2011 @ 04:14 PM

Reading and talking about feelings and respect for others is something everyone can do to help prevent bullying!

Apps for Autism

Apps for Autism

Posted on 10/27/2011 @ 10:25 AM

Tags: South

By John Knight, State Coordinator, South Florida

I recently saw an episode of “60 Minutes” that truly caught my attention. It addresses the daily struggles of children with autism, specifically, their difficulty in communicating with others...

A Great Blog and Video on the Science of Early Childhood Development

A Great Blog and Video on the Science of Early Childhood Development

Posted on 10/26/2011 @ 11:16 AM

By Becky Newell, Regional Coordinator, West Florida
becky.newell@childrensmovementflorida.org


Deborah McNelis creator/owner of Brain Insights has posted a fantastic video called “Brain Hero” on her Early Childhood Brain Insights blog.

The video was developed as part of a collaboration between the Interactive Media Division of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 

"Brain Hero" portrays how actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can affect life outcomes for both the child and the surrounding community. If you haven’t seen it – it’s worth watching!

Is Selling Advertising Space In Public Schools Enough To Get Quality Education?

Is Selling Advertising Space In Public Schools Enough To Get Quality Education?

Posted on 10/21/2011 @ 02:37 PM

Tags: North

The Miami Herald posted yesterday morning an interesting Editorial regarding the idea of selling advertising space in public schools. It would include allowing advertisers to buy naming rights (e.g. cafeterias, buses, athletic fields, gymnasiums, and district or school websites). This Herald Editorial was based on the challenges that the Miami-Dade & Broward county school districts are up against as we approach another year of state budget cuts....

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