Category: News

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 »

Turning the Page

Fall 2022 | UTHealth Houston | by the Office of Development The conversation in the car ride home is a familiar one for Kimberly and Randall Velasquez. Their three-year-old son, Blake, received a book at his annual checkup, and while he can already recite his colors and numbers with pride, he doesn’t yet know how… Read more »

The Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 14, 2022 | KHOU: Health Matters | by Rekha Muddaraj The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports one in 44 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, which occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Dr. Cathy Guttentag, a psychologist with the Children’s Learning Institute and UT Physicians, evaluates children who have been referred… Read more »

Encouraging Readers to Grow

August 25, 2022 | UTHealth Houston | by the Office of Development Helping children reach their full potential sets in motion a cascade of positive change. Each child served will grow to share the fullness of their talents. Each family will be stronger, each community more robust. These goals are at the heart of CenterPoint Energy’s… Read more »