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BAM Radio Network helps bring best practices to AAPAR's 8000 members

Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media Ventures, announced a partnership with the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation to launch AAPAR Radio ( The new media resource will feature discussions with leading health, education and child development experts and will give AAPAR's 8,000 members a new tool to enhance knowledge, improve professional practice, and increase support for physical activity. The channel will feature BRN's premier program, Body, Mind and Child, hosted by Rae Pica, an early childhood expert with 30 years of experience in the field. The program will be Nanocasted through the AAPAR web site, promoted to members through the organization's newsletter and made available for download via podcast. The AAPAR Radio launch is part of BAM Radio Network's campaign to reach underserved communities.

"Understanding the early childhood connection between mind and body is critical for keeping children active. Rae's broadcast dovetails nicely with our new Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play, which aims to increase physical activity, outdoor play, and healthy eating. So, we're excited to offer the great benefit of AAPAR Radio to our members and the Head Start community." said Mariah Burton Nelson, Executive Director of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation.

"In a culture that places too little value on physical activity and recreation, AAPAR works to remind us that the quality of life is enhanced through creative and active lifestyles," said Rae Pica, co-founder of the BAM Radio Network. "Physical activity and recreation are especially essential for the health of our children's minds and bodies, so I'm delighted to welcome AAPAR to the BAM Radio Network."

About the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation

The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting creative and active lifestyles through meaningful physical activity, recreation and fitness experiences across the lifespan with particular focus on community-based programs. Members include more than 8,000 professors, teachers, trainers, community leaders, fitness professionals, and students, all of whom are committed to fitness and fun for all for life. AAPAR seeks to ensure the development of its members' professional lives and careers by promoting and accrediting programs, conducting conferences and workshops and publishing scholarly and trade journals, books and research.

About BAM Radio Network

The BAM Radio Network ( was originally launched as a resource for parents, aimed at delivering the most reliable information on early childhood development and developmentally appropriate parenting to busy moms and dads. Created by leading early childhood experts, the programming quickly became a popular resource among teachers and educators and was expanded to include an Educators' Channel. A third channel for directors and administrators was soon developed, which became the catalyst for the Education 360 Channel, which expanded the team of program hosts to include diverse voices and insights from the leading advocates in the fields of child development and education. The network is a joint venture between privately held New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by Emmy-winning broadcaster Errol Smith and distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.

The Best Educational Reporting Team

BAM Radio Network has assembled the heads of the education community's leading associations to bring you the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:

  • Mark Ginsberg, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Michael McGrady, deputy director of the National Head Start Association
  • Judy Nee, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
  • John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
  • Janice Esau, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Amy Garcia, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
  • Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
  • Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Dr. Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
  • Barbara S. Belmont, executive director for the School Nutrition Association
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus

Children's Centers
These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.

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Jeannette Bernstein


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