Learning to play, playing to learn
While some may think of academics and play as mutually exclusive, others argue that it’s important to embed the brain-boosting practice of play into the skill-building activities of academics. This summer, the Gesell Program in Early Childhood partnered with New Haven Public Schools to launch a play-based learning pilot focused on pre-K through grade 3.
PEER Supports Bridgeport Early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning Initiative
In an effort to promote coordinated, high quality SEL programming and supports for the young children and families of Bridgeport, a number of local stakeholders came together in the summer of 2018 to launch the Bridgeport Early Childhood SEL Initiative (BECSELI). The initiative is led by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and PEER is contributing as an evaluation partner. Several of PEER’s member organizations serve on the BECSELI Steering Committee.
PEER shares preliminary survey results at stakeholder meeting
PEER convened key partner organizations for a spring stakeholder meeting at Norwalk Community College on Wednesday, May 16. At this meeting, PEER shared an update on its dual language learners project and introduced new opportunities to partner with PEER for evaluation and research technical assistance support.
Early childhood highlights from the 2018 SREE conference
This month, the Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) presented at the 2018 conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) in Washington, D.C. Many conference sessions were relevant to PEER member organizations and the work that this partnership does together.
Understanding the student population: Connecticut’s English learner identification process
This two-part series on the use of data collection tools to understand and serve English learners emerged from PEER’s ongoing work on supporting young English learners. In Part 1, we focus on Connecticut and Federal guidance about identifying English learners.
School-Family Partnerships to Support Early Childhood Education
Abundant research demonstrates the family’s significant impact on a child’s learning and success in school. Families who work often rely on early childhood education programs and public schools to provide care and education for their young children. By working together, the partners create supportive home and school environments—mitigating challenges and expanding opportunities for success.
5 Steps for Using Stories to Help Kids Navigate their World
Kids are incredibly observant. In a time of so much uncertainty and change, they are asking critical and important questions about their world. How can parents and educators help them address their curiosities, confusions, and concerns in ways that promote understanding and empathy? Stories are powerful resources for helping kids of all ages understand themselves as well as the world around them.Source: EDU Scholastic Blog
New CSC Facility Improves Access, Promotes Collaboration, and Provides Welcoming Space for Kids and Families
The Yale Child Study Center has opened a new facility that brings all of its clinical operations together under one roof, thereby making it easier for families to access services and promoting increased collaboration among clinicians.
Child Psychiatrist Ninivaggi Publishes Book on Mindfulness
"Learned Mindfulness: Physician Engagement and M.D. Wellness" discusses the original technique of "Learned Mindfulness" developed by Ninivaggi to combat stress and burnout. In this book, Ninivaggi uses his Integrity Mindfulness model as a tool to manage stress, prevent burnout, and broaden quality of life, ultimately promoting well-being.
Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.