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Middle School Admissions Directors Panel
The admission process can be intimidating. Join Middle School Admission Directors as they break down the process and provide tips for getting into your dream school. Representatives from the following schools will be in attendance:
- Blue School
- The Browning School
- Poly Prep
- The Nightingale-Bamford School
- Riverdale Country School
Importance of Play and Emotional Intelligence with Tovah P. Klein, PhD. - April 6th, 6:30-8pm
Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D. is Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, a psychology professor at Barnard College and author of How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2014). [now available in 4 languages]
For nearly three decades Dr. Klein has worked with parents and young children. She lives and breathes toddlers. Her research explores parenting challenges, including work and family; children’s play and emotional processing; sleep and separation; and child trauma. She is an author on dozens of research articles and conference presentations.
Dr. Klein writes for and is frequently quoted in the media: print, TV, radio and web. She has been called the ‘toddler whisperer’ by Good Morning America. She consults worldwide to programs for young children including in NYC, Japan, China and Africa. She is a former developmental adviser to Sesame Street, and on the advisory boards of Room to Grow (NYC), Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Ubuntu Education Fund, PerDev, Hunts Point Alliance for Children and LearnNow.org.
Learn from education and child development experts as they shed light on how children learn, and what you can do to support your child as they grow. Parents and educators alike will enjoy these lectures and walk away with tools for supporting children in the classroom and at home.
Gender: How to Talk to Our Children about Gender Identity and Sexuality - April 27th 6:30-8:30pm
The Community Forum begins a two-part series on Gender with an important evening with Dr. Aron Janssen, a child psychiatrist and the director of Gender and Sexuality Service at the NYU Child Study Center (See his full bio below). Experimenting with gender roles can be a normal part of play and an important step in a young child's development, but it is not always easy for parents to know what to say — how best to talk to their children about issues of gender identity or sexuality, how to help them make sense of things they feel or see around them, how to support them. Children may simply be playing, or they may be exploring questions about themselves or wondering about the experiences of their peers or the grown ups around them. Dr. Janssen will begin by giving us some foundational information — defining relevant terms and outlining timelines for behaviors — around gender identity and sexual development in children, and end with how to talk to our kids. The thought of our children developing unhealthy attitudes and behaviors around gender and sexuality — either their own or that of others — is scary to parents, but being loving, supportive parents who engage their children in open conversations can be the best protection.
We hope you will join us for this important discussion. The Community Forum — Be part of the conversation.
Aron Janssen, M.D., is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and clinical director of the Gender and Sexuality Service at the Child Study Center. Dr. Janssen’s areas of expertise include LGBT mental health, gender identity and sexual orientation development, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Janssen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received his medical degree from the University of Colorado.
Raising Change Makers: How we can help the next generation have a big impact - May 11th, 7pm at New York Live Arts
Corlears is inspiring change by educating the next generation of Change Makers.
We are bringing together a panel of individuals who have dedicated their careers to the idea that the brightest future is in teaching our children to be impactful agents of change.
Light food and drinks will be served. After some discussion with the panelists, we will work on an engaging activity that helps us understand how we can teach kids to enact change.
Moderator: Brian Tate, Executive Director of MAPP International
- Sandra Rice, Senior Vice President, Eastern Region and National Recruitment for the Emma L. Bowen Foundation
- Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America
- Barbara Cervone, Founder and President of What Kids Can Do