Related Resources

The Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College

The Early Childhood Center works closely with the Child Development Institute, which provides a progressive perspective on child development and education through lectures, conferences, activities, and outreach programs for elementary school teachers, administrators, child development professionals, and parents. This outreach also enhances the experience of Sarah Lawrence undergraduate and graduate students.

As a parent or prospective parent of an ECC student, you may find the following resources valuable:

  • The Learning Child Series
    A series of documentaries produced for public television on the following topics: Values Go to School, From Pictures to Words, and When a Child Pretends.
  • The 2009 Longfellow Lecture
    Nature Deficit Disorder: The Movement to Connect Our Children, Ourselves, and Future Generations to the Natural World
    Richard Louv
  • Play’s the Thing: Facilitating Play for Young Children
    A week-long summer program on the overarching importance of play in the life of a child
  • Occasional Papers
    A collection of published papers on timely topics in child development and education; available for download in PDF format

Graduate Programs in Education

Dozens of Sarah Lawrence graduate students – future educators themselves – work at the Early Childhood Center throughout the year. Learn more about the graduate programs in which they are enrolled.

The Campus

Learn more about the Sarah Lawrence College campus—the backdrop for your child's education at the Early Childhood Center.

External Links of Interest

Why ECC?

“Another great thing about being an ECC parent is how much I've learned about child development. Yes the ABCs are important, but so is our child's emotional development. ECC strikes a great balance between the two. There's no other place I'd want my kids to be right now, and that's an amazing feeling. I hope I am lucky enough to feel like that throughout my children's educational career.”

—Amy Haggenmiller, parent of an ECC student