Postponed: NYAEYC 2020 Annual Conference

  The NYAEYC Annual Conference has been postponed. Below are some of the great sessions the Institute planned to offer. NYAEYC plans to hold the conference in the summer, we hope to see you then! Gender Development, Expression and Play Presenter: Kate Engle, Trainer – Gender and Sexuality Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm Prácticas Inclusivas: Respetando […]

4th Annual Early Learn Event

Last weekend, the Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children and Families presented the 4th Annual Early Learn event. One hundred families attended the event at the Staten Island Children’s Museum where they met with childcare providers, 3K and Pre K for All providers, and afterschool programs.  The event also featured activities for children including […]

PreK for All in a Changing Landscape: Recap of the NYC Research Symposium 12/6

In December 2019, the New York City Early Childhood Research Network held its first Research Symposium to highlight insights from eight studies that investigate the implementation of New York City’s PreK for All program. The Research Network shared a recap of the symposium on its new website along with the presentations, research posters, and handouts […]

Early Childhood Hiring Fair

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is hosting an Early Childhood Hiring Fair this June. The goal of the fair is to provide a space for CUNY students, alumni and early childhood professionals to meet with recruiters from top early childhood programs across the five boroughs. Event highlights include giveaways, light refreshments, and career advisors […]

Nancy Carlsson-Paige: Technology and Young Children

As a follow up to our previous blog post, the Institute is pleased to share information about a webinar based on Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige’s keynote at the Children’s Screen Time Action Network Conference. Dr. Carlsson-Pagie will offer a full exploration of how and why screens interfere with developmental milestones crucial to children’s well-being. She will […]

Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate 2018 Graduation

Claudine Campanelli “This accomplishment was like giving birth to a new beginning of my life and to set an example to my kids that through hard work and perseverance you can accomplish anything you put your mind to if you have faith”. – Ray (CUNY SPS Child Development Associate Certificate Graduate June 2018) On June […]

NYAEYC Annual Conference

On April 19th, the New York Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) will hold their annual 3-day conference. The conference will include various educational workshops, exhibit tables, and presentations, including some by Institute staff. This year’s presentations from our team are below. For more information about the conference, click here. We hope to […]

Children’s Screen Time Action Network Conference

Angelica Velazquez is the Director of the Institute’s Informal Family Child Care Project. She is also on the board of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). We asked Angelica to share information about CCFC and their upcoming Children’s Screen Time Action Network Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. What is the CCFC? The mission of CCFC is […]

The Art of Play and Wonderment in Early Childhood Conference at Brooklyn College

  Colleen Goddard, PhD is the Educational Director at Early Childhood Center at Brooklyn College. She also works as a Child Development Specialist/Consultant at early childhood schools and centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She has over 23 years of experience in early childhood education. We asked Colleen to share information about the upcoming Art of […]

NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. The purpose of the celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early […]