Category: News

Hispanics are more likely to have children with autism, according to a study

According to the CDC, Hispanics are 1.6 times more likely to have their children diagnosed with autism and, according to experts, parents can detect it based on the way they communicate and eye contact. In addition, they explain that for this there are behavioral, speech and occupational therapies. “There are children who change the world… Read more »

Competency Frameworks for Infant and Toddler Teachers and Caregivers in Texas

To support the quality of care for infants and toddlers, many states have developed competency frameworks to outline specific competencies (that is, knowledge, skills, and attributes) that are essential to the practice of teaching and caring for infants and toddlers. The Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project conducted in-depth case studies of… Read more »

The Importance of Infant and Toddler Development

Brain development is incredibly important in the first three years of a child’s life. Early learning experiences shape who children become, and in this critical phase of development, the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at UTHealth Houston wants to make sure that each child has a healthy, rich, and stimulating environment. By the time a child… Read more »

Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System Collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

The Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston is excited to announce that the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS) has collaborated with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (AgriLife) to transfer training certificates taken on their online training platform into TECPDS users accounts. What is Agrilife Learn? AgriLife Learn has… Read more »

Texas School Ready Awarded Grant to Develop Registered Apprenticeship Model

This past Fall the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) was awarded a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to develop a Texas School Ready Registered Apprenticeship Model (RAP). Apprenticeships help employers and job seekers by training teachers for jobs with diverse career paths and promising futures. Apprentices are full-time, paid employees who earn while they… Read more »

CLI Engage Takes an Amazing Voyage to the Cloud

By David Fanucchi When the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at UTHealth Houston created a cost-effective, digital delivery system in 2014 to disseminate early childhood program improvement tools across the state, there was trepidation as to how well the platform would be received among preschool teachers. But a pilot program with Houston ISD, Dallas ISD, and… Read more »

3 Factors That Decidedly Do Not Cause Autism

September 2, 2022 | Fatherly | by Rachel Crowell “Everybody wants to know what is causing this perceived increase in autism,” says Cathy Guttentag, PhD, a child psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston. “There’s still some debate” about what’s driving these changes, she notes. “Are there really… Read more »

New developmental and behavioral pediatrician joins practice

September 12, 2022 | UT Physicians | by Simone Sonnier Gabriel Anzueto, MD, has joined the talented team at the Dan L Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Children’s Learning Institute as the new medical director. The clinic is part of UT Physicians, the medical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. As a developmental… Read more »