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?

“ECC has been home to my three children for the past seven years. I call it the best place on earth. ECC is a place where my kids can truly be themselves. Each with a different personality, my kids have been treated like individuals made to feel smart, strong and important. Not only has ECC been supportive to my kids, but to my family as well. We were always welcomed with smiles, open arms and we felt understood. At ECC, there was never any criticism about our parenting or lifestyle. ECC knows how to do school right.  I wish every school maintained their philosophy, care, professionalism, and dedication. They don't just talk the talk, they really walk the walk. My only disappointment is that our time had to end. I wish my kids were able to continue through high school.”

—Kathy Goldstein-Rosenfeld, ECC Parent