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Brain Child Press, Inc.
Brain Child Press, Inc.
13324 Beckenham Drive, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR  72212
501-837-5081 (voice)
501-228-0908 (FAX)




Books and Games Building Healthy Beginnings 
Your healthy resource for 
children and families since 2005

    Brain Child Press was founded to respond to the growing childhood obesity epidemic and the dual crises of poor health and low literacy in the U.S.  We saw the expanding need for attractive, easy-to-read educational materials that address topics essential to the healthy development of children. Since 2005 our materials have been used around the nation by agencies, programs, and individuals working toward healthier  families and communities.  Learn more about the Obesity Epidemic and Chronic Health Problems in Children.

    At Brain Child Press, we believe in the importance of addressing growth and development of the whole child.  This includes helping children reach their cognitive potential, promoting their physical health and emotional well-being, teaching understanding and respect for others, creating awareness of the environment, the world, and their place within it, and encouraging involvement in their communities.   

      Current and developing product categories are . . .

     All books, and games relate to two or more of these 
categories.   The result is a value-added approach that 
helps kids learn about their world while having fun. 

      Make Brain Child Press your source for easy-to-
read and fun-to-use picture books and games about 
topics important to the healthy development of young 
children and their families

Learn the Facts:

Literacy and Health


Obesity Epidemic and Chronic Health Problems in Children

and more . . .

Food and Nutrition

Health and Safety

Fitness and Active Fun   
Family and Child Development
   
Community and Country
     
Natural World and the Environment


  Brain Child Press, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are an independent publisher of children's nonfiction picture books, related teaching materials, and educational games.  

  Dr. Peggy Sissel-Phelan is the founder, President and CEO. She holds a  Doctorate from The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University, anda  Masters degree in Education from Michigan State University.  She completed her Bachelors degree in Communications at the University of Iowa.

  She has over 30 years of experience as a community educator, professor, researcher, author, advocate, and consultant and is the recipient of numerous honors, including a
Kellogg Fellowship. 

  Download her complete Curriculum Vitae here.  

  

   Our mission is to develop child and family-friend books and materials that help create healthy individuals and communities.  

  At Brain Child Press, we consider this to be helping children reach their cognitive potential, promoting their physical health and emotional well-being, teaching under-standing and respect for others, creating awareness of the environment, the world, and their place within it, and encour-aging involvement in their communities.

Our focus is on developing kid and family friendly resources for use by professionals, teachers, program coordinators, parents and others in their efforts to create healthy, literate, actively engaged children, families, and  communities.  


       In 2001 a nonprofit organization called AR Well Child READs! was founded in Arkansas by Chad Rodgers, M.D., FAAP and Peggy Sissel-Phelan, Ed.D. as an effort to promote pediatric literacy intervention programs in the state.  Arkansas ranks among the lowest in the nation in literacy acquisition, educational attainment, income level and health status.   

      The aim was to disseminate the Reach Out and Reach Program to every doctor's office and health clinic, and to develop and promote similar programs for WIC clinics and human service programs that serve low-income families. 

    Brain Child Books grew out of the  awareness of the need for easy-to-read picture books about nutrition, health, and development that would both educate children and families and provide them with a stimulating literacy experience.  Thus, Brain Child Books, and its parent company,  Brain Child Press was born.  
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