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This two-hour educational workshop will address:
> Some of the developmental issues young children face
> Does early academic instruction benefit young children and give them an edge?
> How does academic instruction too soon affect a child's self-esteem?
> What king of learning experiences are best?
> How can research on early childhood development help us make the world more inviting and supportive for young children?
Beverly Braxton (Education Consultant) and Mary Krauze (Conscious Parenting, LLC) will begin the session by sharing important research findings. Participants will then work in small groups to discuss and identify possible strategies.
From "The Great Migration, An Ameriacan Story" paintings by Jacob Lawrence
Using the art of Jacob Lawrence, art historian Diane Wilson will tell the story of the great African-American migration from the south to the north in the United States in the early part of the 20th century.
Through the book, "Show Way", we will explore the significance and tradition of quilts in African-American history. We will then make a quilt pattern-type magnet from paper and foam board.
Explores values and actions that can help sustain both humans and the environment. Filmmakers Anne Macksoud (former Warwick resident) and John Arkele will be present.