Children’s Learning Institute recognized for excellence by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The article was published by UTHealth on January 30, 2017.

HOUSTON – (Jan.30, 2017) – The Children’s Learning Institute, a part of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been honored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for its excellence in advancing the field of education.

Founded in 2003, the Children’s Learning Institute has impacted children, families and teachers across Texas and the country through its research, clinical programs, statewide early childhood initiatives, parenting programs and teacher mentoring programs.

“On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Children’s Learning Institute, I would like to thank the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board very much for this distinguished recognition,” said Susan Landry, Ph.D., founder and director of the Children’s Learning Institute. “This award recognizes our commitment to identifying and delivering high quality learning solutions across the state.”

Members of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board highlighted the Children’s Learning Institute as an exemplary resource for learning solutions that produce tested, proven, effective results through scientific research and evidence-based interventions.

“We have the pleasure of recognizing the Children’s Learning Institute,” said Bobby Jenkins, chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. “This recognition showcases models of excellence within the education community and emphasizes the outstanding work of our education faculty and administrators, and the outstanding institutional programs around our state.”

Under the direction of Landry, a nationally recognized early childhood expert, the Children’s Learning Institute combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neurodevelopment, education and child development to provide learning solutions derived from and supported by documented research. The Children’s Learning Institute’s team includes more than 200 faculty experts and staff in these fields.

Today, services provided by the Children's Learning Institute impact children before birth through young adulthood. These services include clinical assessment; diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders; cutting-edge research on techniques to enhance a child's home and learning environments; and the development of teaching, learning and coaching platforms for educators and administrators.

The Children’s Learning Institute’s research and programs are supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Educational Science, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Workforce Commission, private foundations and individual donors.

Landry and April Crawford, Ph.D., director of state initiatives at the Children’s Learning Institute, received the recognition and presented their latest work at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s quarterly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Austin.

Children’s Learning Institute recognized for excellence by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board