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Dr. Gigi Chawla joins panel discussion on the importance of early childhood education

After a screening of the documentary No Small Matter, Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, spoke on the on the importance of the first five years of child development during a panel discussion.

Children’s Mental Health for Primary Care: The Early Years

April 5, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Paul

Join fellow primary care clinicians to learn from local and national experts in pediatric mental health how to address gaps in practice and incorporate new information to effectively manage mental and behavioral health issues in children. We recognize the increasing number of mental health concerns that are managed in the primary care office and aim to support clinician’s ongoing need for further education, training, and access to available local resources.

Toddler Attention Study at Children’s St. Paul Primary Care Clinic

April 1, 2017 12 a.m. – April 1, 2018 12 a.m., St. Paul

The Toddler Attention Study is currently inviting parents with infants or toddlers ages 9 months to 15 months to participate in a research project at Children's St. Paul Clinic, through a partnership between Children's Minnesota, Megan Gunnar, Ph.D. and Shanna Mliner, M.Ed. of the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development.

2019 Storyland Gala

October 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Minneapolis

With a new venue and new features, Children's Hospital Association's 70th Annual Storyland Gala is an opportunity to form new connections and make a difference in our community by improving the health and well-being of children. This gala has helped raise more than $24 million for children and families over 70 years. Dinner, silent and live auctions, table games, after party and piano cabaret make for a unique night to remember. Join Twin Cities' finest as we celebrate what makes our community the best place for the best people on earth--kids.

Dr. Chawla gives advice on “baby talk”

Dr. Gigi Chawla provided expertise on how to talk to your baby at an early age.

Children’s Minnesota helps launch the Talking is Teaching initiative

Children’s Minnesota is teaming up with Mayor Betsy Hodges to promote healthy early childhood brain development.

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Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing

Children's Minnesota assists in the launch of a new campaign, "Talking is Teaching,” which aims to boost brain growth and language skills in kids.