Erika Christakis, MPH, MA, M.Ed.
Educator, Child Study Center, Yale University and New York Times bestselling Author
The Importance of Being Little with Erika Christakis
In her recent New York Times bestselling book, The Importance of Being Little, early childhood education expert, Erika Christakis, argues that today’s young children are often not getting what they need from parents, teachers, and administrators. Instead of rote instruction, worksheets, and standards-based evaluation, youngsters need more play, social interactions, and creative open-ended projects. Join Erika Christakis as she peels back the mystery of early childhood, revealing a place that’s rich with possibility. Her message is energizing and reassuring – Parents have more power (and more knowledge) than they think, and young children are inherently creative and will flourish if we can learn new ways to support them. Following the program, books will be for sale by The Book Stall and Erika Christakis will be available to sign copies.