April 14, 2022

Researchers focus on early childhood educators’ social and emotional well-being with $2.1 million grant

A five-year, $2.1 million grant will allow researchers at UTHealth Houston to test the impact of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program on the social and emotional well-being of early childhood educators in Head Start programs across three…


April 1, 2022

Video shows work on community garden at children’s learning center

Watch here: Video shows work on community garden at children’s learning center Students and their families worked together to create the first garden at the Children’s Learning Institute. The garden will enhance the school’s science curriculum and provide an opportunity…


March 14, 2022

CLI receives Institute of Education Sciences grant

A new grant for the Children’s Learning Institute will help determine how to support teachers and parents of young children experiencing language difficulties. The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at McGovern Medical School has received a new grant from the Institute of Education…


March 30, 2021

Child development expert offers tips for parents of children with autism whose lives have been upended by the pandemic

Over a year has passed since the COVID-19 global pandemic was declared, bringing changes to almost every aspect of daily life. For some parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the disruption to routine brought on by this public…


February 26, 2021

Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth partnering with Victoria ISD to launch early childhood education campus

A new in-district early childhood campus will open in fall 2021 through a partnership between the Victoria Independent School District (VISD) and child development and education experts with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Reopening the…


April 1, 2020

Expert advice on how to help children with autism maintain routines during COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted routines for families across the country. Social distancing and self-quarantine are the “new normal” and children will need to be home-schooled for many more weeks without a target end date. For parents with children who are autistic,…


March 17, 2020

Creating a new normal for kids during the uncertainties of COVID-19

The list of schools canceling classes indefinitely is growing, and day-to-day life has been disrupted like never before – all because of increased social distancing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. This lack of routine, coupled with the fear…


January 30, 2020

Infant and toddler teachers receive specialized training on helping young minds realize potential

The Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received a $3 million grant to teach the latest child development strategies to more than 850 infant and toddler specialists and teachers working in…


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