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BAM Radio Network continues to grow with addition of The National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play.

Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media Ventures, announced a partnership with Head Start Body Start, the National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play, to launch HSBS Radio (http://www.headstartbodystart.org).

This new media resource, one of the tools available to the early childhood educators and parents browsing the Web site's "Toolbox," features BRN's premier program, "Body, Mind and Child," offering discussions with leading experts in the fields of education, child development, play research and more. A new program airs every month. Available on demand, the program will be nanocasted on the HSBS Web site and publicized through the HSBS e-newsletter to the Head Start Body Start community and members of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

"Understanding the body/mind connection in child development is an important part of promoting physical activity and overall development for young children," said HSBS Director, Karin Spencer, Ed.D. "The diverse array of speakers will provide educators and parents alike with a variety of perspectives on developmental issues."

"Head Start Body Start is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of young children, as is 'Body, Mind and Child.' That makes HSBS Radio a great fit," said Rae Pica, co-founder of the BAM Radio Network and host of the program. "I'm delighted with this partnership and welcome Head Start Body Start to the network."

About Head Start Body Start

Head Start Body Start is a national center created and operated by NASPE and AAPAR. HSBS is funded by a four-year, $12 million grant from the Office of Head Start (OHS). The three main objectives of the center are: 1) Administer and support 380+ grants per year for construction or improvement of outdoor play spaces at Head Start centers; 2) Provide resources, training, and technical assistance to Head Start grantees; 3) Inform and assist OHS in setting national priorities and developing policies. By accomplishing these objectives HSBS aims to increase physical activity, outdoor play, and healthy eating among Head Start and Early Head Start children, families, and staff.

About BAM Radio Network

The BAM Radio Network (http://www.bamradionetwork.com) 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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