The Simms/Mann Institute seeks to identify and pursue strategies to promote the health and wellness of children ages 0-3 and their families. Our annual Think Tank, Faculty Fellowship, and The First 36 Project, are all strategies aimed at bringing the most cutting-edge science of early childhood to professionals and practitioners.
We are excited to announce the launch of our newest strategy, CuddleBright Experience, which brings the science of early childhood directly to parents.
Science now tells us that secure relationships with parents and caregivers help children thrive—socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. CuddleBright was designed to provide parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools to strengthen the connection they share with their child, and the ability to navigate the ups and downs of the first three years—and beyond.
The Simms/Mann Institute is currently piloting CuddleBright as a tool to support parents and children in a variety of settings, including education and healthcare.
The Simms/Mann Institute proudly partners with qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit hospitals, health centers, and community-based agencies to empower underserved families with young children. By providing in-kind contributions of the CuddleBright toolkit, the Simms/Mann Institute offers a no-cost resource for community providers to amplify their existing parent-child programming.
Clinicians and other providers can weave the CuddleBright curriculum into their practice with families, to anchor dialogue about building healthy attachments between parents and children. By sharing CuddleBright with the families they serve, organizations can enhance programmatic offerings, foster supportive parenting, and increase positive early childhood development. Some of our current partners are:
- Alliance of Moms
- Aviva Family and Children’s Services
- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
- Children’s Insitute, Inc
- Children Today
- Claris Health
- Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County
- El Nido Family Centers
- Family Service Agency
- Isla Vista Youth Projects
- Partners for Children South LA
- Queen’s University Belfast
- Sacramento County Office of Education
- Saint John’s Health Center, Providence Health & Services
- San Diego Center for Children
- The First 36 Project
- Transition House
- UCLA Ties for Families
- University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
- Vista Del Mar
- Westside Infant Family Network (WIN)
- Zero to Three
To learn more about the CuddleBright Experience please visit us at CuddleBright.com