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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 at-risk communities in Texas.

Susan Landry, PhD spoke to the Dallas Morning News about technology in early childhood classrooms

CLI Director, Susan Landry, PhD spoke to the Dallas Morning News about the positive and negative uses of technology in early childhood classrooms.

Anson Koshy, MD, spoke with FOX 26 News about treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Anson Koshy, MD, spoke with FOX 26 News about treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth awarded $3.3 million to expand popular literacy program

The Developing Talkers literacy program has been so successful that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $3.3 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to expand it.

Janelle Montroy, PhD, of the Children's Learning Institute, sat with FOX 26 News to discuss children's sleep issues

On FOX 26 News, Janelle Montroy, PhD, of the Children's Learning Institute, talked about why children with sleep issues have problems with their studies.

CLI's Associate Director Tricia Zucker earns Presidential Award for helping at-risk children

In school districts across the Lone Star State, programs developed by Tricia Zucker, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are helping students achieve their full potential. In recognition of her efforts, Zucker, the associate director of the Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, will be presented the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers on July 25 in Washington, D.C. Zucker is the Harriet and Joe Foster Distinguished Professor at UTHealth.

Tricia Zucker, PhD, Joined Fox 26 News in Houston to Share Tips for Parents on Reducing Screen Time for Kids in the Summer

Tricia Zucker, PhD, associate director of the Children's Learning Institute at UTHealth, gives parents advice on how to reduce the time their kids spend staring at smartphones and TV screens this summer.

CLI Staff Appointed to Texas Early Learning Council by Governor Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed April Crawford, Ph.D. and Alferma Giles, Ph.D. to the Texas Early Learning Council for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, along with 18 other members.

Research finds effects of concussion in children can linger up to a year

A study of children who experienced mild traumatic brain injury revealed that almost a third of them were still dealing with headaches, irritability, difficulty concentrating and other post-injury issues a year later, reported researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal Pediatrics.

UTHealth, Children’s Museum are getting children excited about science

It is never too early to spark a child’s interest in science and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Children’s Museum of Houston are exploring new strategies to do just that. The National Science Foundation has awarded UTHealth a four-year, $2 million grant to collaborate with the Children’s Museum of Houston in looking for ways to create popular programs designed to engage children and their parents with the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.