SECA Radio Connects 20,000 Early Childhood Professionals to Experts and "Next" Practices

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Southern Early Childhood Association Teams with BAM Radio Network

Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media, announced that the Southern Early Childhood Association has launched SECA Radio. The new media resource will give the association's 20,000 educators access to the latest relevant practices, insights and developments in early childhood education.

The program is hosted by SECA Executive Director Glenda Bean. As an additional service to members, the association is also offering a parenting channel to bring expert advice and insights to the families of its members. Both programs will be Nanocasted on the SECA web site at, distributed via email and made available for download to the organization's members and supporters via podcast.

"SECA Radio is a fantastic new resource that will be valuable to both members and friends of the Southern Early Childhood Association," said SECA's Executive Director Glenda Bean. "Our interviews will focus on providing "hands-on" information that can be put to immediate use in the early childhood classroom. We're confident that SECA Radio will be a wonderful new tool for early childhood educators and help us to meet our Association's goal of improving the quality of programs for young children."

"For over 50 years SECA has been a champion of the educational needs of young children. It is an honor for us to serve with them and to enable them to expand their reach to the next generation of early childhood education advocates, educators and parents," said Rae Pica, co-founder, BAM Radio Network.

About SECA

Since 1948 the Southern Early Childhood Association has brought together preschool, kindergarten, and primary teachers and administrators, caregivers, program directors, and individuals working with and for families to promote quality care and education for young children.

Over 20,000 individuals working in every aspect of child care and early childhood education belong to SECA. They share ideas in local, state, and regional meetings, in professional development institutes, and through the association's publications and resources. Members receive many benefits, including a quarterly journal, Dimensions of Early Childhood, and discounts on publications and conference registration.

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
  • Glenda Bean, executive director of the Southern Early Childhood Association
  • Gerald Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principles

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.

Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC
Jeannette Bernstein

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