Focus on early childhood to prevent weight gain, IOM report says

June 23, 2011

6/23/2011 Childhood obesity may be a hot-button health issue, but weight-related problems may begin before children start preschool. A new report, “Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies,” from the Institute of Medicine released Thursday puts the spotlight on infancy and the toddler years, suggesting that child care providers, government programs and physicians be vigilant, noticing when kids are too large for… Read more »

The Proud Story of Military Child Care

June 22, 2011

6/22/2011 To learn about trends in military child care in the United States, Exchange interviewed Barbara Thompson, the Director of the Office of Family Policy / Children and Youth in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The Proud Story of Military Childcare An Exchange Trend Report based on an interview with Barbara Thompson by Roger NeugebauerTo learn about trends in military… Read more »

Mixing Business with Pleasure Never Felt So Good

June 1, 2011

6/1/2011 The better part of America is composed of entrepreneurs who seek a challenge, innovation, risk and investment. In fact, entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the American economy. ICOSA  By: Emily Haggstrom Issue: Big Ideas, Smart People Section: Business The better part of America is composed of entrepreneurs who seek a challenge, innovation, risk and investment. In fact, entrepreneurs are the lifeblood… Read more »

Colo. official named U.S. representative at Global Forum

April 30, 2011

4/30/2011 Rosemarie Allen, director of the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care, was selected to represent the United States as a Global Leader at the World Forum in Honolulu, Sunday through Friday. Rosemarie Allen, director of the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care, was selected to represent the United States as a Global Leader… Read more »

University opens child-care center for drug-exposed infants

April 6, 2011

4/6/2011 Babies and toddlers whose mothers have drug addictions can soon spend their days in a care center designed especially for them, while their moms undergo treatment nearby. The Baby Haven Therapeutic Early Childhood Education Center will celebrate its grand opening Friday. It is adjacent to The Haven residential treatment center on the Fort Logan campus. By Karen Auge The… Read more »

Casey Introduces Bill to Help States Invest in Early Learning

March 3, 2011

3/3/2011 WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today introduced the Supporting State Systems of Early Learning Act, a bill that would establish an Early Learning Challenge Fund to help states build and strengthen systems of early learning, so that more low-income children ages zero to five have access to high-quality early learning and development opportunities that prepare them for… Read more »

Bernanke to budget-cutting state and local governments: Don’t shortchange education

March 2, 2011

3/2/2011 Even as state and local governments take difficult steps to balance their budgets and address long-term shortfalls in their pension systems, they should not neglect the education and training programs that are the key to the nation’s competitiveness, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke argued Wednesday. By Neil Irwin Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, March 2, 2011; 10:38 PM Even… Read more »

Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter

January 22, 2011

1/22/2011 How much do the decisions of parents matter? Most parents believe that even the most mundane acts of parenting—from their choice of day care to their policy on videogames—can profoundly influence the success of their children. Kids are like wet clay, in this view, and we are the sculptors. Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter By:  Jonah Lehrer January 22nd,… Read more »

Congress Passes Sweeping Child Nutrition Bill

December 22, 2010

12/2/2010 The House of Representatives passed a sweeping child nutrition bill Thursday designed to promote better eating habits in part by giving the federal government more authority to set standards for food sold in vending machines and other venues on school grounds. Washington (CNN) — The House of Representatives passed a sweeping child nutrition bill Thursday designed to promote better eating… Read more »

Guest Commentary: Investing in Colorado’s workforce

December 13, 2010

12/13/2010 Summary: America is falling behind. We have lost our ranking as first in the world in the percentage of young people with a college degree. We know that lower levels of education correspond with higher unemployment rates and more reliance on public assistance. In addition, we know that with nearly 25 percent of our own students failing to graduate… Read more »

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