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About the CTSI Child Advancement Network (CAN)/Vroom/Mind in the Making Initiative

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.

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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/

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Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, shares the science of children’s learning through innovative in-depth training and materials geared for action. MITM’s Learning Modules, Skill-Building Opportunities and Book Tips serve professionals and caregivers across a ...
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Vroom

Vroom

As we lift up the importance of physical health and overall well-being for children, CTSI CAN/Vroom is educating the community on the neuroscience of healthy brain development and the importance of the first five years of life ...
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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.

PARTNERS

Children's Hospital of WisconsinMarquette UniversityMSOEUWMVersitiVA Medical Center