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Families eager for F.W. Gross reboot

Opening in August, the CLI Early Education Center will be located at the F.W. Gross Elementary School campus. The center is a first for Victoria ISD.

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

The CLI Early Childhood Education Center at F.W. Gross will open fall 2021 in a historic Victoria community facility. The reopened campus will serve children from age 3 through first grade.

Recommended Practices for Early Childhood Classrooms during COVID Restrictions

A new position paper from CLI discusses how to ensure the quality of behavioral and instructional supports within early childhood classroom (ECE) activities amidst COVID-related restrictions.

Multiple Houston-area school districts say more students are failing at least 1 class

Anson Koshy, MD, spoke to KTRK-TV Channel 13 about the potential factors contributing to high failing rates among students this year.

Challenges of Online Learning

Dr. Tricia Zucker, Co-Director of CLI, offers a tips for parents for virtual learning success.

Adjusting to Online Learning

Dana DeMaster, PhD, offers advice for parents struggling to support their children with online learning.

Advice from Houston educators for parents to help students with online instruction

Dr. Dana DeMaster, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CLI, offers tips for parents struggling to balance work, home, and their child's virtual learning.

CLI Leadership Transition: Welcome Our New Co-Directors

After more than 17 remarkable years serving as the director of the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth, Susan Landry, Ph.D. stepped down as CLI’s director effective August 31, 2020, continuing in her faculty position. April Crawford, Ph.D. and Tricia Zucker, Ph.D., Associate Professors at UTHealth, assumed co-direction of CLI on September 1, 2020.

Tips for heading into virtual learning with special needs children

Dr. Anson Koshy is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician with UT Physicians and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and is also affiliated with the Children’s Learning Institute. He shares some tips for heading into a new school year virtually.

60% of New Caney ISD parents uncomfortable sending students back to school

Dr. Tricia Zucker, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, with the Children's Learning Institute says, "Flexibility should just be the new mantra this year. I think all of us have to go into this school year thinking about how we're going to be open minded to whatever comes, and yet we're also going to be prepared for some worst case scenarios."