Dr. Alan Mendelsohn was recently interviewed for the radio by CBS's Steve Kathan! Listen to the clip here to hear an overview of VIP:
Yesterday, Drs. Adriana Weisleder and Alan Mendelsohn and team published a study about the benefits of VIP on socioemotional development in low-income toddlers.
This study has been featured on several news outlets. Check out the stories here:
NYU Langone Medical Center: http://nyulangone.org/press-releases/new-programs-help-prepare-low-income-children-for-school-success
The American Academy of Pediatrics has officially endorsed City's First Readers!
The VIP Team, along with AAP President-elect Dr. Benard Dreyer, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, and the other City's First Readers partner programs took to City Hall today to announce the AAP's endorsement of City's First Readers:
VIP has been featured in a video and news article on NY1 News! Check it out here:
Para español: http://www.ny1noticias.com/nyc/twc-ny1-noticias/salud/2015/04/7/c-mo-mejorar-la-interacci-n-con-tu-hijo-para-estimular-su-imaginaci-n.html
VIP is excited to announce that we are one of 8 partner programs in a new city-wide early literacy initiative: City's First Readers.
City's First Readers brings together early literacy programs from different settings across the city: heathcare (VIP and Reach Out and Read), the community (Literacy Inc., New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library), home visitation (Parent Child Home Program), and early child education (JumpStart).
This $1.5 million New York City Council initiative began in July 2014 and was spearheaded by Council Members Stephen Levin and Antonio Reynoso.
Our project director, Dr. Adriana Weisleder, was in the spotlight on a radio show produced by Latino USA. You can listen to the show here:
VIP has been featured on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center blog (Sesame Workshop). Read about it here:
Our work was featured on an NPR story about closing the achievement gap. Read and listen to the story here: