BAM Radio Network Partners with National Program for Playground Safety to Launch NPPS Radio

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Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media Ventures, announced the launch of NPPS Radio, a collaboration with the National Program for Playground Safety. NPPS Radio can be heard at This new media resource 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.

"I'm delighted to welcome NPPS to the BAM Radio Network," said Rae Pica, network co-founder. "The work they do in ensuring that children have opportunities for quality outdoor play is essential, and I'm happy that we can offer them an additional resource for their online community."

About National Program for Playground Safety

NPPS is the leader in research, training, and development of S.A.F.E. play areas! NPPS's mission is to help the public create safe and developmentally appropriate play environments for children.

As the premier non-profit organization in the United States delivering training and services about outdoor play and safety, NPPS serves as child advocates on issues pertaining to playground safety before government and regulatory agencies.

NPPS helps the public create, renovate, and maintain safe and developmentally appropriate play environments for children by providing professional, well-researched, highly informative, practical and user-friendly services, and programs to fulfill this mission.

NPPS serves as a national resource for the latest educational and research information about playground safety.

NPPS has been helping educate the public about safe and fun play environments since 1995. The organization was established at the University of Northern Iowa with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention.

NPPS has developed the largest and most comprehensive clearinghouse of outdoor play areas safety information and resources in the United States. NPPS operates on fees generated through research, training, and educational resources.

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


  • 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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