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Linnea Anderson

Host, The First Five Years

Linnea Anderson
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Linnea Anderson is tenured and talented broadcaster and voice over artist with deep roots in Central Maryland.  For years she was co-host of the nightly, Baltimore -based and nationally syndicated Evening Magazine on WJZ-TV.  On this half-hour program, Anderson interviewed the likes of George Carlin, Muhammad Ali and Jack Lemmon as well as Baltimoreans of all stripes providing insight and local flavor to her adopted hometown.  Prior to that she was a news anchor, reporter and producer in multiple markets including Baltimore, Charleston, WV and Louisville, KY.

Beginning in 1992 Anderson spent more than two decades working the other side of the microphone as the Public Relations/Marketing Director for the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region.  There she could be found on the front lines of local and national disasters reassuring the community that help was on the way.  Anderson’s voice can still be heard around town as she freelances as a voice over artist on projects that connect to her passions.

U.S. Lags in ECE

Jul 26, 2017

The U.S. ranks 32nd out of 35 Western nations when it comes to investing in to early childhood education. We owe it to our children to do better. 

The more active fathers are in the caregiving and raising of his children, the lower the child’s risk of obesity.

You want to raise confident and compassionate children. But what’s the best way to do that?

Breaking the Cycle

Jul 5, 2017

Learning begins at birth, not at kindergarten. Quality learning environments that start early and are combined with quality K – 12 schooling can break the cycle of poverty.  

Listen to hear more about the importance of fathers spending time with their children. 

Listen to learn more about underprivileged kids' advantages.

Early detection can help make a world of difference for a child with autism specturm disorder and his or her family. 

Depressed Daddies

Jun 7, 2017

Becoming a father is wonderful. But many dad, like mothers, can be more vulnerable to depression after the birth of a child.But you’re not alone and help is available. Listen now. 

Outdoor Education

May 31, 2017

Little brains learn best when they are active. That’s why nature makes such a great classroom.

Self-Control

May 24, 2017

 

Self-restraint is hard. So why expect a toddler to have mastered the art of self-control? 

Despite being behind bars and often separated by many miles, young children and their parents still need each other when the adult is incarcerated. 

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Pre-K helps a child learn and succeed socially and economically.  New findings published by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggest that when young children have access to early care and education, their health outcomes are good, too.

Listen to this episode to find out more about the benefits of Pre-K. 


Strong Foundations

May 3, 2017
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Here is some news that will expand your mind. For years it was thought that a newborn’s brain makes 700 to 1,000 new neural connections per second. An impressive number to be sure. But just last month, the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child released new research showing that there are significantly more neural connections being made in the brain during those early years.

How many? Listen to find out.

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The price of high-quality child care is through the roof.  Every parent knows that.  Here in the Old Line State, the price tag is on par with a year’s tuition at the University of Maryland. 

Where do you see your child in 10 years? 25 years? How about 50 years from now? If they have access to quality early care and education, parents may be a little closer to being able to predict a child’s future.  

Sleep Tight

Apr 12, 2017

Getting enough sleep is even more important to a child’s development than you might think. Rest assured getting that sleep is possible. Find out more. 

Food insecurity

Apr 5, 2017

Food insecurity touches one in six children in our nation. It’s a problem that will affect them into adulthood.

Did you ever cram for an exam?  It was probably not a successful way to learn. But babies are learning incredible amounts very quickly. Find out how!

Anti-bias education builds self-awareness and confidence in young children. It teaches them to celebrate the differences that make our country.

Babies and toddlers don’t need fancy electronics to become STEM experts. They need the time and dedication of parents and educators.

Alternative Facts

Mar 8, 2017

Lies, fibs, tall tales, or shall we say “alternative facts.” Whatever you want to call them, it’s a natural part of a child’s development to experiment with the truth. But they need you to guide them.

Baby Box

Mar 6, 2017

Boxes are the latest trend. You can subscribe to have a box deliver your meals. There’s one with razors and organic shaving cream. And one with new desserts to try. Now there’s a box that saves baby’s lives.

What if just one year could change your life? It can. If it happens at an early age.

Lucky 13

Feb 15, 2017

The lucky number when it comes to early childhood? Thirteen. Find out why!

Sing for Success

Feb 8, 2017

Singing to your baby writes a score that prepares a child’s brain for future language and communication skills. Listen now!

Count With Me

Feb 1, 2017

Count with me.

Simply counting objects out loud while playing with your youngster can add up to big benefits later on. Listen to find out why.

Focus on this.

Vision problems are increasingly common among children. Canadian researchers have found a way to drastically reduce the likely hood of children developing vision issues. Hint: It’s outside.

Don’t let cold weather stop your children from spending time outside. Contrary to what you may think, exposure to cold weather is beneficial to a little one’s health and development.

There are alternatives to suspension and expulsion. Especially when it comes to very young children. Listen to find out more.

Who will your child become? That’s a concern for many parents. Duke University researchers may have a clue. Listen now!

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