According to the FBI, in 2013 more than 400,000 children were reported missing in the United States. National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, recognized annually in January, is a reminder of the dangers that face our children. Building on the significance of that day, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Honeywell (NYSE:HON), with spokesperson Tia Mowry, today announced the KidSmartz™ “Safety Dance” Video Contest, a nationwide competition aimed at equipping elementary school students with the skills and confidence they need to be safer from abduction.
Actress Tia Mowry, star of Nickelodeon sitcom Instant Mom and real–life mother, has teamed up with NCMEC and Honeywell to promote KidSmartz and encourage schools to participate in the “Safety Dance” contest which provides kids a fun way of learning the four rules of personal safety.
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At a time when educators and policymakers are placing a high priority on quality early childhood education, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced results of a four-year study showing that its arts integration teaching model bolsters young children’s math achievement. Additional resources, including a summary video with classroom demonstrations and the complete research report, may be accessed at http://www.wolftrap.org/stemartsstudy.
Conducted by independent evaluators at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Findings from the Evaluation of the Wolf Trap Arts in Education Model (the Study) examined the effects of an arts-integrated teaching approach on teachers’ practice and students’ math knowledge.
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Chuck E. Cheese’s is giving kids the chance to dance with Chuck E. himself—and grab free tickets while they’re at it. Kids can learn to “Do the Chuck E.,” an original Chuck E. Cheese’s dance, and then perform the dance with Chuck E. during the Ticket Splash every hour on the :30. And now, throughout January and February, Chuck E. Cheese’s is giving away even more tickets.
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On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and displacing approximately 1.5 million. Children were orphaned; families were left homeless; and homes, schools and hospitals destroyed. Five years later, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization providing care for orphaned and abandoned children, remains unwavering in its ongoing, long-term commitment to the people of Haiti.
“Efforts to rebuild the most affected areas move at a slow place, and the need to support vulnerable children and families remains high. Many of the children and families who survived the earthquake lost everything and experienced severe emotional trauma,” said Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA. “In 2010, we made a strong commitment to support these survivors. Thanks to generous donors and the Government of Haiti, we are able to continue to provide support to Haiti’s most vulnerable.”
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Fisher-Price, Inc., one of the world's leading infant and preschool toy manufacturers and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., today released a short film entitled Wishes for Baby, marking the official launch of the Best Possible Start marketing campaign. Directed by award-winning documentarian Patrick Creadon, and filmed with real parents around the world on New Year-s Day and the final days of December 2014, this short film captures the incredible love and hopes all parents share for their children during those first moments after their baby is born.
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Walden University Scholars of Change focus on the future, whether they are transforming the way children learn, mentoring, or improving living conditions for others. More than 175 Walden University students and alumni submitted inspiring videos of social change in their communities for the university’s 2014 Scholars of Change video contest. These scholars–along with hundreds of their fellow video contributors–are supporting Walden’s mission by putting their knowledge to use for the greater good.
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The hectic holiday shopping season is in full swing, and one of the biggest problems shoppers have is deciding what to buy for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones. If you are at a loss on what to get the man, woman or child on your list (and not break the bank), help is here!
Say please for Please, Mr. Panda! Doughnuts and pandas…Manners have never been more fun! Find out more at http://www.steveantony.com/please-mr-panda/ and for teachers- http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/please-mr-panda#cart/cleanup Children and Education
Findings from continued clinical studies of investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy, CTL019, demonstrate its potential role in the treatment of certain types of lymphocytic leukemia. In one long-term study of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), results showed that 36 of 39 pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) ALL, or 92%, experienced complete remissions (CR) with CTL0191.
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On Thursday, employees of global branded play leader, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), became holiday ‘elves’ as they celebrated the second Global Day of Joy, a volunteer initiative designed to spread cheer and bring positive change to thousands of children in 33 countries. From delivering toys and games to children and providing meals for the homeless to renovating playrooms and hosting special Hasbro Game Day events, Team Hasbro employees volunteered with more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide to make a difference through the power of volunteerism.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7389351-hasbro-second-global-day-of-joy-charitable-employees-volunteer-community-service-projects/