Smart Horizons Partners with Nemours to Launch Online Nemours BrightStart! Reading Readiness Program for Educators

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Partnership between Nemours BrightStart! and Smart Horizons’ Early Childhood Professional Development results in a successful initiative to provide educators with online training to help children at risk for reading failure.

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With the training for educators now available online through the partnership with Smart Horizons, teachers everywhere can make use of the tremendously successful curriculum.

Smart Horizons, a leading provider of comprehensive online early childhood education programs, has partnered with Nemours, a leader in pediatric health systems, to create an online offering of the successful Nemours BrightStart! program available to early childhood caregivers and educators around the world.

The Nemours BrightStart! program was developed to address the growing occurrences of reading failure in groups of children around the nation. The ability to read with understanding is undeniably one of the most basic foundations children must have in order to be successful in school and beyond to adult life. Without this foundation, negative consequences can last a lifetime. With the help of educators and early learning specialists, Nemours BrightStart! has focused their vast array of scientific and clinical expertise on this crisis and has developed the Nemours BrightStart! educational intervention program.

Begun as a local initiative, the Nemours BrightStart! vision can now be realized on a much broader scale. Children who are evaluated and identified as being at risk for reading failure benefit from the early intervention teachers provide as a result of the training received from this multisensory program.

Studies have shown that when taught by teachers using Nemours BrightStart! curriculum, child outcomes exceed expectations. With the training for educators now available online through the partnership with Smart Horizons, teachers everywhere can make use of the tremendously successful curriculum.

About Smart Horizons
Smart Horizons is an online training provider that offers courseware development by experienced instructional designers, customized programs, learning management services, and superior media design. Designated as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), Smart Horizons offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Smart Horizons, provides a wide range of training services, including content development and hosting, product delivery, student enrollment, student support, and record keeping. With innovative programs that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Smart Horizons is changing the way companies train their employees and enhancing the way individual learners achieve their educational and career goals.

About Nemours
Nemours is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. In 2012, it will open the full-service Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. du Pont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves.

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