Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children Joins BAM Radio Network

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Idaho AEYC provides new resource to members

Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media, announced that the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children, is now offering NAEYC Radio as a new resource to the chapter's early childhood professionals, advocates and parents.

The program features a special edition of BRN's premier program, Body, Mind and Child (, co-hosted by NAEYC executive director Mark Ginsberg, PhD, and Rae Pica, an early childhood expert with 30 years of experience in the field. The program is Nanocasted on the Idaho AEYC web site at

"Parents and educators need high quality child development information to guide and support their decisions. NAEYC Radio offers an effective and unique opportunity to capture the attention of parents and educators by offering compelling content that addresses their daily challenges," said Karen Mason, Executive Director, Idaho AEYC. "The podcasts are easy to access and provide timely and helpful connections to the leading experts working in the early care and education field. We are pleased to partner with NAEYC Radio to provide this vital service."

"I'm happy to welcome Iowa AEYC to the network," said Rae Pica, co-founder of the BAM Radio Network. "It's an honor to be able to serve their members."

About Idaho AEYC

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is a non-profit organization, the Idaho affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Idaho AEYC supports quality early care and education for all children, from birth through age eight, and promotes excellence in early childhood education wherever children grow and learn.

Idaho AEYC supports families by managing the annual renewal process for Idaho Child Care Program providers through IdahoSTARS by developing a choice of available child care facilities for parents who are eligible for child care tuition assistance, and by providing child care referrals to families seeking care.

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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