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New fitness curriculum provides relevant insights through radio channel

Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media Ventures, announced the launch of EPEC Radio, which can now be heard at http://www.epec4kids.com EPEC radio will nanocast BRN's premier program, "Body, Mind and Child," hosted by Rae Pica, a 30-year veteran in the field of early childhood education, and offering discussions with leading experts in the fields of education, child development, play research, and more. A new program airs every month.

"We are pleased to offer EPEC Radio, hosted by Rae Pica, to our website visitors," said Glenna DeJong, EPEC vice president of educational programs. "Rae and her distinguished guests bring valuable information to parents and educators of children 0-8 years of age related to physical education, movement and play."

"As a children's physical activity specialist, I have worked hard to promote lifelong physical activity, and creating an awareness of the importance of physical activity is certainly a goal of 'Body, Mind and Child,'" said Rae Pica, co-founder of the BAM Radio Network. "I'm pleased, therefore, to partner with EPEC and to be able to offer its online community an additional resource."

About EPEC

In the early 1990s, Michigan was identified as having one of the highest rates of preventable chronic disease among the 50 states. It became clear to the governor and the director of public health that increasing activity among Michigan citizens was an urgent public health priority. As a result, the Michigan Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports was founded in 1992 through an executive order of the governor to improve the health of, and increase physical activity among, Michigan residents. The Michigan Fitness Foundation was created in 1994 as a public charity nonprofit foundation to expedite Council policies and provide a funding base for Council programs and projects. The Council was charged with establishing a model physical education program. The result is Michigan's Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum (EPEC) project, a public-health initiative established as a long-term investment in the health of the citizens of Michigan. The mission of the EPEC team is to develop, test and disseminate materials and procedures that enable schools to achieve the public-health goal of promoting lifelong physical activity.

The Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum (EPEC) is a standards-based curriculum that promotes the teaching of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable children to be active for life. EPEC is currently being used by thousands of teachers not only in Michigan, but across the country, to strengthen physical education, and its reputation, in their communities.

EPEC was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2002 for Excellence in Prevention Research and Research Translation in Chronic Disease.

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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