18 Mar About the CTSI Child Advancement Network (CAN)/Vroom/Mind in the Making Initiative
CTSI established the Child Advancement Network (CAN) as a broad-based, comprehensive, and innovative approach to child health and empowering families via partnerships, advocacy and collaborations aimed at advancing the wellbeing of children across domains of health.
“Achieving Together What We Cannot Achieve Alone”
The CAN approach includes CTSI’s institutional partners, cross-sector organizations and grass roots stakeholders focused on children via enabling their families and communities towards advancing child health. Community sectors include Faith-based/Ecumenical, Childcare, Healthcare, Non-profit, and Educational. Partners and stakeholders convene regularly to strategize and subsequently carry out numerous activities.
CAN shares Vroom and Mind in the Making as tools/resources for caregivers to use with children. Research shows there is no better time to create a strong foundation for lifelong learning than the first five years of life. It is during this period that the brain develops most rapidly; and the things that matter most for healthy brain development, like talking and playing, etc., don’t require more time, money, or stuff. That is why Vroom and Mind in the Making are here.
Vroom believes all parents want what is best for their children. Vroom provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments®. For additional information visit: https://www.vroom.org/