EdsUp! is a podcast all about children and those who care for them. Produced by the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Cathy Grace and Dr. Melody Musgrove provide wit, wisdom and enthusiasm as they explore education and public policy issues with practical advice for parents, teachers and decision-makers. Each podcast will feature in-depth interviews about a wide range of issues ranging from parenting tips to the economic benefits of investments in high-quality education programs for young children. Myths that have guided decisions about the education, care and development of young children for years will be exposed. Public policies and the resulting consequences for children and families will be discussed. Listeners will find the stories of famous and not-so-famous people to be inspiring and entertaining as they hear how childhood experiences shaped the adult lives of guests in predictable as well as unexpected ways. Each episode will include no-nonsense conversation about how to give children the best possible start in life. Thoughtful—we think so. Informative—we know so. Engaging—absolutely!... Show More

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July 26, 2020 18 min
A wonderful conversation with Heather Martin! Heather is the statewide Vroom® coordinator for the Child Health Development Project also known as Mississippi Thrive! Heather has spent the past 16 years working primarily in early childhood and teaching in public schools in Northeast Mississippi. Everyone has what it takes to help nurture their child's mind. Vroom® turns everyday moments with your child into brain building moments! Vroom® is an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation, born out of early childhood research that shows that the first five years of life are critically important to children’s future learning and success. Learn more about Vroom® here: https://www.vroom.org/
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