The Child Development Institute
Through its outreach to teachers, parents, administrators, community coalitions, and others committed to facilitating the growth of healthy, creative children, the Child Development Institute communicates a progressive educational philosophy and provides a forum for the discussion of issues related to children, childhood, and education.
2013 Summer Professional Development Program Dates
Play’s the Thing: Facilitating Play for Young Children
June 23-27, 2013
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July 15-19, 2013
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2013 Thomas H. Wright Lecture
The Environment of Childhood Poverty
Gary W. Evans, PhD
Monday, July 15, 2013
Heimbold Donnelley Theater
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Historic Progressive Education Conference InspiresOn April 5 & 6, 2013, nearly 400 educators, students, parents, faculty, and community members attended the Child Development Institute's Faces of Progressive Education in the 21st Century: Infancy through College conference.
Workshop and Speakers Bureau
As part of the CDI Speakers Bureau, workshops are conducted by early childhood professionals for educators, school administrators, children’s librarians, parents, community coalitions, and others who are engaged in promoting children’s creativity and healthy development.
Child Development News
- Fall 2012 American Journal of Play, "Pretend Play, Coping, and Subjective Well-Being in Children: A Follow Up Study"
- November 14, 2012 Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood, "Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology, and Early Education"
- October 2012 National Center for Children in Poverty, "Young Children at Risk: National and State Prevalence of Risk Factors"
- October 1, 2012 The New York Times, "Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set"
Early Childhood Center Art Archive
See the work of young children ages two through seven at the Early Childhood Center at Sarah Lawrence College, where artwork is essential curriculum. The Early Childhood Center and Child Development Institute work closely to provide children, parents, and educators with play experiences and workshops.