Online course addresses early childhood success

The course – Red Light, Purple Light: A Self-Regulation Intervention Program ­– incorporates a series of evidence-based music- and movement-based games that can be used to promote young children’s self-regulation at home and at school.


Room to grow

This conference focuses on bringing professionals together from many different fields – including parenting education, home visiting, early childhood education, health care, social work and early intervention specialists. Professionals working with families and children of any age in any setting will find the conference beneficial.

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Intervention offered in kindergarten readiness program boosts children’s self-regulation skills

Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children’s self-regulation and early academic skills, College of Public Health and Human Sciences researcher Megan McClelland has found. 

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Military service creates health challenges – and benefits

A new book about World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans – “Long-Term Outcomes of Military Service: The Health and Well-Being of Aging Veterans” – provides valuable insights into the effects of military service as a hidden variable in aging research. The book’s editors are Rick Settersten, endowed director of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families; Carolyn Aldwin, endowed director of the Center for Healthy Aging; and Avron Spiro of Boston University and the Boston Veterans Administration.

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Trailer park residents often unable to obtain ‘American dream’

New book explores stereotypes, barriers to conventional home ownership


Strength in diversity

Teachers of young dual language learners (DLLs) have a new resource – “45 Strategies That Support Dual Language Learners” – to help their students recognize diversity as a strength.