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
- 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.
Learn more about the Sarah Lawrence College campus—the backdrop for your child's education at the Early Childhood Center.
External Links of Interest
- Alliance for Childhood
- Annenburg Institute for School Reform
- Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network
- Children's Environments Research Group (CERG)
- Coalition of Essential Schools
- Defending the Early Years
- Educators for Social Responsibility
- The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
- The Erikson Institute
- Fair Test
- The Forum for Education and Democracy
- HighScope Education Research Foundation
- National Academy of Education
- Rethinking Schools
- Time Out From Testing
- Zero to Three