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Clemson Daybook

July 24-27, 2015

Friday Event

The Child Learning and Development Lab at Clemson University will offer “STEAMING into School Readiness” for teachers focusing on how to motivate and teach young children math, science, technology, arts and leadership. The event, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Clemson’s Tillman Hall, will feature keynote speaker Janice Gruendel, senior fellow with the Institute for Child Success, and innovative workshops. For more information, contact Fazia Jamil at or (864) 656-5126.

Story Ideas

Summer — the season to play! The US Play Coalition, a result of The Summit on the Value of Play at Clemson University in 2009, has just come out with its summer edition of Play Pulse, addressing such play trends and topics asking:

  • Are youth sports an asset for children?
  • Are vacations good for employees – and employers?
  • How can we make swimming safer and more accessible?

The US PLAY Coalition, in Clemson’s College of Health, Education and Human Development, recognizes play as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and productive life. The coalition encourages opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to incorporate play into their lives.

For more on the coalition or on the importance of play, contact Fran Mainella, visiting scholar at Clemson, co-chair of the US Play Coalition and former director of the National Park Service. ( or 239-272-6353).

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