New Kids on the Block

No, I’m not talking about the late ‘80s boy band, but rather the newest eXtension collaborative, the Child and Family Learning Network.  The Learning Network is an optimized Community of Practice (CoP) that is comprised of five individual CoPs:

  1. eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care;
  2. Families, Food and Fitness;
  3. Family Caregiving;
  4. Financial Security for All; and
  5. Just in Time Parenting.

We are a national collaboration of Family & Consumer Sciences professionals that strives to create and distribute research-based information to strengthen the well-being of individuals, families, and communities across our disciplines.  Our mission is to provide high quality, practical, online educational resources and learning opportunities to families—and the professionals and communities who support them—through integrated efforts within the larger field of Family and Consumer Sciences.

What all this means is that we care. We care about promoting research-based resources on topics such as parenting, nutrition, childcare, finances, and caregiving.  We hope to become a “one-stop-shop” for credible information backed by some of the best from America’s land-grant universities.

The Child and Family Executive Team understands the demands of our fast-paced world, which is why we provide information at your fingertips, accessible when it is most convenient for YOU! Please visit our website ( for resources such as an upcoming events calendar, links to multidisciplinary webinars and articles, and leadership team contact information. In addition to our website, you can find us on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.

What are you waiting for? Connect with us and together let’s strengthen the well-being of individuals, families, and communities!

Katie Stamper
Project Manager
Child and Family Learning Network

One Reply to “New Kids on the Block”

  1. Great first post. Excited to be a part of such an innovative, strategic use of resources and expertise. As one of the leaders for the Family Caregiving Community of Practice, we see great value in approaching our subject matter across disciplines so we can address lifespan issues rather than focusing narrowly. I think there is a great team assembled here and can’t wait to see what happens as we move forward.

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