Free Lecture - What Adults Can Do to Help Young Children Thrive

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On Thursday, April 27th, at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, UWCFC along with the Fairfield University Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions and several area preschools will present a FREE lecture by Erika Christakis. Erika is an early childhood educator and New York Times bestselling author of The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need From Grownups.

A former faculty member of the Yale Child Study Center, she has written widley about child development from preschool through the college years.

Erika is an honors graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in anthropology, and holds master’s degrees in public health, communication, and early childhood education. She is a Massachusetts-certified teacher (pre-k through 2nd grade) as well as a licensed preschool director. For two years, she wrote a Ideas column and her work has been featured in a number of other venues, including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe,, Nightline, Salon, NPR, and the Financial Times.

FREE Lecture

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:30 - 5:00pm - Educator Focused
7:00 - 9:00pm - Parent Focused

LOCATION: Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield Universtiy (click link for directions)
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT

You can help children in need and thier families - Bring a new or gently used book or a new unopened package of diapers event.

Presenting Preschools:

A Child’s Place, Children’s Community Development Center, Christ & Holy Trinity Preschool, Community Nursery School, Conservative Synagogue Preschool, Earthplace Nursery School, ELLI at Fairfield University, Greenfield Hill Church Nursery School, Greens Farms Academy, Greens Farms Nursery School, Learning Community Day School, Old Hill Children’s Day School, Saugatuck Nursery School, St. Paul’s Christian School - Westport, St. Paul’s Nursery School - Fairfield, Southport Congregational Preschool & Toddler, Stepping Stones Preschool - Westport Public Schools, Temple Israel Early Childhood Center, Trinity Parish Nursery School, Westport - Weston Cooperative Nursery School