Every Child – Workshop on early childhood education

Research on early childhood learning and education increasingly views children as active participants in their growth and development. Faced with sometimes puzzling choices for their own children education, parents are often left wondering about the best approach.
The goal of this workshop is to break through the barrier between research/academia and families, and to help parents and caregivers navigate the decision process for pre-school. The discussion will be focused on children’s right to an education that supports them in developing to their fullest potential. We will investigate child-centered education approaches and inclusive education, and provide specific information about the services available in our community.
Please join us for an informative session with useful insights for everybody interested in early childhood education – an area where Italy excels. Click here for further details.



08:00 – 09:00    Registration with Coffee & Pastries  
09:00 – 09:15    Welcome from the Consulate of San Francisco and Com.It.Es.  

First Session

09:15 – 10:45    Early Childhood Education   –   Carmen Gamper (NLC), Dr. Giacomo Vivanti (Drexel University), Prof. Paola Aiello (University of Salerno)
10:45 – 11:15    *Coffee Break   

Second Session

11:15 – 12:45    Montessori and Reggio Emilia – Italian child centered approaches   –   Amanda Riccetti (BCMS), Dr. Federica Lentini  (La Scuola), Parents experience
12:45 – 01:45    *Lunch Break    

Third Session

01:45 – 02:30    Inclusion – More than just a Philosophy   –   Yamit Karabelnik (EDAC), Dr. Jennifer Solomon (Parent experience)
02:30 – 02:45    *Coffee Break   
02:45 – 03:45    Panel – Supporting EVERY CHILD, Q&A   –   Dr. Cynthia Zierhut (EDAC)

* Coffee Breaks and Lunch are offered


Invited Speakers

Click here to read bio and abstract of our speakers.


Tickets available on Eventbrite




Early Days Autism CenterItalian Society at BerkeleyAsuc



Supporters and Sponsors

Consolato Italiano di SFInstituto Italiano di CulturaLemonCoccoAl Mare Gelato ItalianoGran Cafe Milan






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