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Child Advancement Network (CAN)

Child Advancement Network (CAN)

The Child Advancement Network (CAN) is a comprehensive Community Engagement initiative with a vision to ensure that every child is prepared with the necessary physical, emotional, social, language, literacy, and cognitive development for school readiness. The overarching goal of CAN is to narrow the gap of learning for children starting from 0 to 5 years of age.

The road map for achieving this goal includes the following: Community Engagement/Outreach, 500 Stars, Graduate, Undergraduate, High School, & Middle School, Science Café’s, Nucleating Workshops, Discovery Radio, Communication Hub-Community, Translational Research/Community Participation Research, Community Connectomes & Newsletters, CTSI Insider, Research Match, BMI/CTSI/GSPMC Join Unit CRDW/Databanks, Team Science Research Efforts, Translational Workforce Development and Integrating Special Populations.

This spring we will hold the Early Childhood Education Summit which will serve as the launching pad for the 2024 Campaign for School Readiness.

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.


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