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A series of public events sponsored by CDI each year brings the College community together with colleagues, experts, community partners, students at other institutions of higher education, and the public at large for lively presentations and discussions on a range of topics germane to children and childhood.

Lectures & Symposiums

Thomas H. Wright Lecture

Gender and the Gender Spectrum in the Early Childhood Classroom

November 18, 2021, 6:30-8 p.m., Virtual

Join us for a panel discussion on supporting young children’s explorations of concepts of gender, their own gender identity, and the gender spectrum. Panelists work in various educational settings ranging from a small suburban preschool, to an urban elementary school classroom, and a graduate education program.

Longfellow Lecture

Longfellow Lecture

April 15, 2021

"Abolitionist Teaching, Co-Conspirators & Educational Justice" featuring Dr. Bettina Love

April 30, 2021

"The Relational Foundations of Reflection: Supporting the Development of Attachment and Symbolization in Young Children and their Caregivers" featuring Arietta Slade '73, Ph.D.

The Longfellow Lecture is an annual event, initiated in the first year of CDI (1987) and funded by an endowment established by friends and family of Cynthia Longfellow '73. 

 

Ensuring the "Good Childhood" in a World of Cultural and Technological Change: Expanding the Nordic-American Dialogue on Early Education

Ensuring the "Good Childhood" in a World of Cultural and Technological Change: Expanding the Nordic-American Dialogue on Early Education

In April 2019, the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College held a Symposium in collaboration with the American-Scandinavian Foundation, the third in a series of Nordic-American symposia bringing together Scandinavian and American educators to explore issues of common interest and concern.

Panel Discussions

Play's the Thing

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m. EDT

This panel discussion will focus on working with historically underrepresented and underserved youth. Hassiem Kambui, PhD, and Toni Sturdivant, PhD, will each present their work followed by a conversation moderated by Denisha Jones, PhD, JD, play advocate, Director of the Art of Teaching Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College and Co-Director of Defending the Early Years.