25 episodes

EdsUp! is a podcast all about children and those who care for them. Produced by the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Cathy Grace and Dr. Melody Musgrove provide wit, wisdom and enthusiasm as they explore education and public policy issues with practical advice for parents, teachers and decision-makers.

Each podcast will feature in-depth interviews about a wide range of issues ranging from parenting tips to the economic benefits of investments in high-quality education programs for young children.

Myths that have guided decisions about the education, care and development of young children for years will be exposed. Public policies and the resulting consequences for children and families will be discussed. Listeners will find the stories of famous and not-so-famous people to be inspiring and entertaining as they hear how childhood experiences shaped the adult lives of guests in predictable as well as unexpected ways.

Each episode will include no-nonsense conversation about how to give children the best possible start in life.

Thoughtful—we think so. Informative—we know so. Engaging—absolutely!

EdsUp! Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning

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EdsUp! is a podcast all about children and those who care for them. Produced by the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Cathy Grace and Dr. Melody Musgrove provide wit, wisdom and enthusiasm as they explore education and public policy issues with practical advice for parents, teachers and decision-makers.

Each podcast will feature in-depth interviews about a wide range of issues ranging from parenting tips to the economic benefits of investments in high-quality education programs for young children.

Myths that have guided decisions about the education, care and development of young children for years will be exposed. Public policies and the resulting consequences for children and families will be discussed. Listeners will find the stories of famous and not-so-famous people to be inspiring and entertaining as they hear how childhood experiences shaped the adult lives of guests in predictable as well as unexpected ways.

Each episode will include no-nonsense conversation about how to give children the best possible start in life.

Thoughtful—we think so. Informative—we know so. Engaging—absolutely!

    EdsUp! Janet Lansbury: Episode Twenty - Five

    EdsUp! Janet Lansbury: Episode Twenty - Five

    Janet Lansbury is a former actress and model who is now a parent educator, author, and speaker who takes a proven approach to dealing with young children that is based on the science of brain development. Trained by renowned infant expert Magda Gerber, Janet is the author of two books, No Bad Kids and Elevating Child Care, hosts a very popular podcast, Unruffled, and supports parents worldwide through her website, JanetLansbury.com.

    • 37 min
    EdsUp! Heather Martin: Episode Twenty - Four

    EdsUp! Heather Martin: Episode Twenty - Four

    A wonderful conversation with Heather Martin! Heather is the statewide Vroom® coordinator for the Child Health Development Project also known as Mississippi Thrive! Heather has spent the past 16 years working primarily in early childhood and teaching in public schools in Northeast Mississippi. Everyone has what it takes to help nurture their child's mind. Vroom® turns everyday moments with your child into brain building moments! Vroom® is an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation, born out of early childhood research that shows that the first five years of life are critically important to children’s future learning and success. Learn more about Vroom® here: https://www.vroom.org/

    • 18 min
    EdsUp! Libby Doggett: Episode Twenty - Three

    EdsUp! Libby Doggett: Episode Twenty - Three

    EdsUp! talks with Dr. Libby Doggett, who has over 40 years of leadership and management experience in schools, Head Start, and child care and is currently working to build public support and strong, diverse local coalitions to improve children’s readiness for kindergarten in Texas. She served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the US Department of Education where she provided birth to age eight expertise and policy guidance to the Secretary and served as the Department of Education’s early learning liaison to the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal and state agencies.

    • 21 min
    EdsUp! Jackie Mader: Episode Twenty - Two

    EdsUp! Jackie Mader: Episode Twenty - Two

    EdsUp! talks with Jackie Mader, Social Media Editor for The Hechinger Report [https://hechingerreport.org/] about parenting a young child with special needs and teaching issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 29 min
    EdsUp! Becky Bailey: Episode Twenty - One

    EdsUp! Becky Bailey: Episode Twenty - One

    EdsUp! talks with Dr. Becky A. Bailey, an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. Conscious Discipline has impacted an estimated 20M children. A pioneer in social and emotional learning, Dr. Bailey has a proven track record of success spanning more than 30 years. Discussing "Teaching At Home" during the pandemic and more, this podcast shares plenty of information. (Ep 21 recorded 100% online with all participants self-isolated.)

    • 34 min
    EdsUp! Shu-Chen "Jenny" Yen: Episode Twenty

    EdsUp! Shu-Chen "Jenny" Yen: Episode Twenty

    EdsUp! talks with Dr. Shu-Chen "Jenny" Yen, (as of this recording) an associate professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Studies, California State University, Fullerton. She has written "Something Strange Happened in My City", a social story about the coronavirus pandemic for children and parents. Find the free digital copy of this book and Dr. Yen's contact information on the NACYE website at https://bit.ly/2WqmIo3 and find multiple translations PLUS the customizable version Dr. Yen speaks about in the podcast at https://socialstorycenter.com/social-stories/

    • 18 min

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