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Edward Zigler

Director, Emeritus, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy, discusses the history of Head Start in his keynote address to the Edward Zigler Mid-west Research Institute.

The History of Head Start

Lenore Skenazy

Columnist, Author and Founder of discusses parenting.

What Makes A Perfect Parent? (Trick Question)

Video available through CT-N web site.

Angelica Ponguta

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Child Study Center, describes her project on developing a national early childhood program in Kosovo, done in collaboration with Pia Rebello Britto and Jan van Ravens, in partnership with UNICEF Kosovo.  

Laying an Evidence-based Foundation for a National Early Childhood Development Program in Kosovo

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Jessica Sager & Janna Wagner

Co-founders of All Our Kin, discuss how their program works to create high-quality, sustainable family child care programs in New Haven, CT.  (9/30/2011)

All Our Kin: Creating High-Quality, Sustainable Family Child Care Programs

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Mary Louise Hemmeter

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (10/29/2010)

The Teaching Pyramid: A Classroom Based Model for Addressing Social Emotional Development and Challenging Behavior in Preschool Children

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Faith Lamb-Parker
Assistant Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, School of Public Health, Columbia University, describes her work in rural South Africa. (4/17/2009)

Preschool as "Point of Entry" for Community-based Research, Training and Advocacy for "Under 3s" in Rural South Africa

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Russell Carson
Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, discusses strategies to overcome child caregiver stress. (3/26/2009)

Childcare Provider Stress and Burnout: The Promise of Daily Rejuvenation Strategies

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Hollee McGinnis
Policy and Operations Director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, describes issues of race and identity development among children who were adopted. (2/27/2009)

The Color of Love: Race, Identity and Adoption Politics and Policy

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Marc Ginsberg
Executive Director, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), discusses recent developments in early education. (2/6/2009)

Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: Critical Issues During a Critical Time

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Marc Brackett
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University, discusses his work in schools. (12/12/2008)

A Skill-basedSustainable Approach to Building Emotionally Healthy Schools

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Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Colombia, discusses her work promoting children's social and emotional competence in schools. (12/5/2008)

The School-Based Promotion of Children's Social and Emotional Competence: Delimiting Processes and Mechanisms

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Jerome Singer, Professor of Psychology and Child Study Center, Emeritus and          Dorothy Singer, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychology and Senior Research Associate, Child Study Center, Yale University, discuss their international research on children's play. (11/25/2008)

Play and Pastimes in Sixteen Countries

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Marcy Guddemi
Executive Director, Gesell Institute of Human Development, discusses the importance of play for children's education and development. (11/12/2008)
The Role of Play in an Overly-academic Curriculum

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Walter Gilliam
Director, Zigler Center, discusses the Connecticut School Readiness Program and compares it to other state-funded pre-kindergarten programs across the US. (11/10/2008)
The Connecticut School Readiness Program: Strengths and Challenges

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Stanley Vitello
Professor, Rutgers University, discusses the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Response of the United States and other nations. (10/31/2008)
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: US Response or the Lack of One

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Beverly Falk
Professor and Program Director, Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education, School of Education, The City College of New York, describes educational practices that fit with how children learn. (10/24/2008)
Teaching the Way Children Learn

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Mary Njoroge
Former Director of Basic Education, Education Ministry of Kenya, addresses what remains to be done for universal access to quality education in her country. (9/30/2008)
Education for All (Part 1)

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Sarah Beardmore
Manager of the RESULTS Educational Fund's Education for All Campaign, shares an overview of the challenges the global community must confront to achieve education for all. (9/30/2008)
Education for All (Part 2)

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